citric acid

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n citric acid a weak water-soluble acid found in many fruits (especially citrus fruits); used as a flavoring agent
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The citric acid found in lemon juice is said to be able to dissolve a pearl
    • Citric acid (Chem) an organic acid, C3H4OH.(CO2H)3, extracted from lemons, currants, gooseberries, etc., as a white crystalline substance, having a pleasant sour taste.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Citric acid the acid to which lemon and lime juice owe their sourness
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. citrus—Gr. kitron, a citron.

Usage

In literature:

Oxalic, citric, tartaric, succinic, malic, gallic and tannic are other well-known organic acids.
"The Farm That Won't Wear Out" by Cyril G. Hopkins
Citric acid is the retarder in this case.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 288" by Various
Citric acid has no action.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 363, December 16, 1882" by Various
Sodium is an important constituent of the human body, and citric acid, from its carbon, almost a food.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 497, July 11, 1885" by Various
Fruits that contain citric acid are grouped together and are known as CITRUS FRUITS.
"Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5" by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
They are citric acid, lemon juice, and tartaric acid.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
They are mallic, citric, tartaric, and pectic acids.
"Science in the Kitchen." by Mrs. E. E. Kellogg
Small, imperfect, and bruised fruit goes to the citric acid factory near the packing-houses.
"Stories of California" by Ella M. Sexton
Citric acid serves to revive and brighten certain colors, especially greens and yellows.
"The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887)" by Mrs. F.L. Gillette
The syrup of citric acid is made from citric acid 8 parts, water 8 parts, spirit of lemon 4 parts, syrup 980 parts.
"Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889" by Barkham Burroughs
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In news:

On its home page Friday, the California company celebrates the 118th birthday of the late great scientist Albert Szent-Györgyi, "discoverer" of Vitamin-C and father of the citric acid cycle.
Sewer authority releases citric acid into system.
The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority inadvertently released about 400 gallons of a food-grade citric acid mix into its water distribution system Tuesday but said it's received no complaints.
Products Finishing, David S. I would like to set up a citric acid passivation line as follows: heated citric , drag-out tank, three cascading unheated rinse tanks and possibly a heated rinse to help in drying.
Is citric acid good or bad for marble.
Products Finishing, David S. I would like to set up a citric acid passivation line as follows: heated citric, drag-out tank, three cascading unheated rinse tanks and possibly a heated rinse to help in drying.
Even senior writer types are mostly too young to remember the soda fountain " phosphates ," drinks made with acid phosphate , which is tart, but not tart like citric acid, and tingly, but not effervescent.
On its home page Friday, the California company celebrates the 118th birthday of the late great scientist Albert Szent-Györgyi , "discoverer" of Vitamin-C and father of the citric acid cycle.
Rain water for the face with nutmeg oil was a good complexion wash, a mixture of olive oil and oil of roses was good for the hair, citric acid and salt put out in the bright sun removed stains from.
Citric Acid Passivation of Stainless Steel.
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In science:

Now autocatalytic cycles, e.g. reverse citric-acid cycle (Morowitz et al 2000), may have served as disequilibrium-releasing channels besides providing building blocks for the control-network (Copley et al 2005), although they require mechanisms providing kinetic assistance and pruning of side reactions.
Field-control, phase-transitions, and life's emergence
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