dextro-tartaric acid
Tartaric Tar*tar"ic, a. (Chem.) Of or pertaining to tartar; derived from, or resembling, tartar. [1913 Webster]

{Tartaric acid}. (a) An acid widely diffused throughout the vegetable kingdom, as in grapes, mountain-ash berries, etc., and obtained from tartar as a white crystalline substance, {C2H2(OH)2.(CO2H)2}, having a strong pure acid taste. It is used in medicine, in dyeing, calico printing, photography, etc., and also as a substitute for lemon juice. Called also {dextro-tartaric acid}. (b) By extension, any one of the series of isomeric acids (racemic acid, levotartaric acid, inactive tartaric acid) of which tartaric acid proper is the type. [1913 Webster]


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  • Tartaric acid — Tartaric Tar*tar ic, a. (Chem.) Of or pertaining to tartar; derived from, or resembling, tartar. [1913 Webster] {Tartaric acid}. (a) An acid widely diffused throughout the vegetable kingdom, as in grapes, mountain ash berries, etc., and obtained… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • dextrorotatory tartaric acid — dešinioji vyno rūgštis statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Vyno rūgšties enantiomeras, sukantis šviesos poliarizacijos plokštumą į dešinę, žymima (+). atitikmenys: angl. dextrorotatory tartaric acid; dextro tartaric acid rus. правая винная… …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • Tartaric — Tar*tar ic, a. (Chem.) Of or pertaining to tartar; derived from, or resembling, tartar. [1913 Webster] {Tartaric acid}. (a) An acid widely diffused throughout the vegetable kingdom, as in grapes, mountain ash berries, etc., and obtained from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • racemic acid — noun the optically inactive form of tartaric acid that is often found in grape juice • Hypernyms: ↑tartaric acid * * * noun : optically inactive tartaric acid that consists of equal parts of dextro and levo tartaric acids into which it can be… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pyrotartaric acid — “+... noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary pyr + tartaric; originally formed as French pyrotartarique : a crystalline acid HOOCCH2CH(CH3)COOH obtained by pyrolysis of tartaric acid or pyruvic acid and occurring in dextro, levo, and …   Useful english dictionary

  • C2H2OH2CO2H2 — Tartaric Tar*tar ic, a. (Chem.) Of or pertaining to tartar; derived from, or resembling, tartar. [1913 Webster] {Tartaric acid}. (a) An acid widely diffused throughout the vegetable kingdom, as in grapes, mountain ash berries, etc., and obtained… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dextr- — combining form or dextro Etymology: Late Latin, from Latin dextr , dexter 1. a. : right dextrad …   Useful english dictionary

  • dešinioji vyno rūgštis — statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Vyno rūgšties enantiomeras, sukantis šviesos poliarizacijos plokštumą į dešinę, žymima (+). atitikmenys: angl. dextrorotatory tartaric acid; dextro tartaric acid rus. правая винная кислота; правовращающая… …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

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