Citric
Citric Cit"ric, a. [Cf. F. citrique. See {Citron}.] (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, the citron or lemon; as, citric acid. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


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  • citric — CÍTRIC, Ă, citrici, ce, adj. (În sintagmele) Acid citric = acid organic care se găseşte mai ales în sucul de lămâie. Plante citrice = familie de arbori şi de arbuşti fructiferi, având ca tip principal lămâiul. Fructe citrice (şi substantivat, f.) …   Dicționar Român

  • citric — 1800, from L. citricum (in acidum citricum citric acid, discovered by Scheele in 1784; see CITRUS (Cf. citrus) + IC (Cf. ic) …   Etymology dictionary

  • citric — [si′trik] adj. [< CITRI + IC] 1. of or from citrus fruits 2. designating or of an acid, C6H8O7, obtained from such fruits, used in making flavoring extracts, dyes, citrates, etc …   English World dictionary

  • citric — /si trik/, adj. Chem. of or derived from citric acid. [1790 1800; CITR(US) + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • citric — adj. Citric is used with these nouns: ↑acid …   Collocations dictionary

  • citric — adj. of or pertaining to citric acid …   English contemporary dictionary

  • citric — cit•ric [[t]ˈsɪ trɪk[/t]] adj. chem. of or derived from citric acid • Etymology: 1790–1800 …   From formal English to slang

  • citric — adj. derived from citrus fruit. Phrases and idioms: citric acid a sharp tasting water soluble organic acid found in the juice of lemons and other sour fruits. Derivatives: citrate n. Etymology: F citrique f. L citrus citron …   Useful english dictionary

  • citric — adjective Of, pertaining to, or derived from, the citron or lemon …   Wiktionary

  • cítric — cí|tric Mot Pla Nom masculí …   Diccionari Català-Català

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