Meaning of maleic acid
Pronunciation: (mu-lē'ik), [key]
— Chem. Chem.
- a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble solid, CHO, isomeric with fumaric acid, having an astringent, repulsive taste and faint acidulous odor: used in the manufacture of synthetic resins, the dyeing and finishing of textiles, and as a preservative for fats and oils.