Maleic Ma*le"ic, a. [Cf. F. mal['e]ique. See {Malic}.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid of the ethylene series (maleic acid), metameric with fumaric acid and obtained by heating malic acid. [1913 Webster]

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  • maleic — MALÉIC, Ă, maleici, ce, adj. (chim.; în sintagmele) Acid maleic = acid obţinut prin oxidarea (oxida) benzenului, folosit în industria textilă şi chimică la fabricarea uleiurilor. Anhidridă maleică = anhidridă obţinută prin încălzirea acidului… …   Dicționar Român

  • maleic — /mə lēˈik/ adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑malic …   Useful english dictionary

  • maleic — adjective of, or relating to maleic acid or its derivatives …   Wiktionary

  • maleic — adj. pertaining to maleic acid (Chemistry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • maléic — adj. m. (sil. le ic ), pl. maléici; f. sg. maléicã, pl. maléice …   Romanian orthography

  • maleic — ma·le·ic …   English syllables

  • Maleic anhydride — Maleic anhydride[1] …   Wikipedia

  • maleic acid — n. (Chem.) An unsaturated dicarboxylic acid ({HO.CO.CH=CH.CO.OH}) of cis conformation, having various uses in the manufacture of artificial resins, the dyeing and finishing of wool, silk, and cotton, and also combined with certain drugs to make… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • maleic acid — [mə lē′ik] n. [< Fr maléique, altered (1834) by T. J. Pelouze (1807 67), Fr chemist < malique,MALIC (ACID), to indicate a relationship between the two acids] a colorless, crystalline, poisonous acid, HOOCCH: CHCOOH, an isomer of fumaric… …   English World dictionary

  • maleic hydrazide — n. a slightly soluble solid, C4H4N2O2, used to inhibit plant growth, to stop the sprouting of vegetables in storage, etc …   English World dictionary

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