Definition of Maleic

1. a. Pertaining to, or designating, an acid of the ethylene series, metameric with fumaric acid and obtained by heating malic acid.



Definition of Maleic

1. Adjective. (chemistry) of, or relating to maleic acid or its derivatives ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Maleic

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Medical Definition of Maleic

1. Pertaining to, or designating, an acid of the ethylene series, metameric with fumaric acid and obtained by heating malic acid. Origin: Cf. F. Maleique. See Malic. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Maleic

malefeasance
malefeasances
malefic
malefice
maleficence
maleficences
maleficent
malefices
maleficial
maleficiate
maleficiation
maleficience
maleficient
maleformation
maleformations
maleic (current term)
maleic acid
maleic anhydrides
maleic hydrazide
maleimide
maleimides
maleless
malemiut
malemiuts
malemute
malemutes
maleness
malenesses
malengine

Literary usage of Maleic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Textbook of Organic Chemistry by Joseph Scudder Chamberlain (1921)
"maleic acid crystallizes in rhombic prisms which melt at 130° and begin to boil and lose ... The chief method of obtaining maleic acid, as has been said, ..."

2. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1853)
"maleic Acid. PELOUZE. Ann. Chim. Phys. ... or, according to Pelouze, maleic acid), and that the needles consist of another acid, viz., ..."

3. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1865)
"Neither maleic acid nor maléate of potassium precipitates ferric acetate ... A boiling solution of maleic acid dissolves a small quantity of ferric hydrate, ..."

4. Chemical Abstracts by American Chemical Society (1908)
"Condensation of maleic Acid with ... 39, 1859 and :iJV> maleic was substituted for succinic acid. ..."

5. Elements of Chemistry: Including the Most Recent Discoveries and by Robert Kane, John William Draper (1842)
"They are the maleic acid and the fumaric acid, the latter so called from ... Both acids may be formed in the same process; the maleic acid passes over with ..."

6. Elementary Chemistry, Theoretical and Practical by George Fownes (1850)
"The volatile acid produced simultaneously with the fumaric acid is called maleic acid; it may be obtained in crystals by evaporation in a warm place. ..."

7. A Text-book of Organic Chemistry by Arnold Frederik. Holleman (1920)
"This view of the structure of the tartaric acids is in complete accord with their relation to fumaric acid and maleic acid (169), which, on treatment with a ..."

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