Definition of Tartaric

1. Adjective. Relating to or derived from or resembling tartar. "Tartaric acid"

Partainyms: Tartar
Derivative terms: Tartar

Definition of Tartaric

1. a. Of or pertaining to tartar; derived from, or resembling, tartar.

Definition of Tartaric

1. Adjective. (chemistry) Containing tartrates. ¹

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Definition of Tartaric

1. tartar [adj] - See also: tartar

Medical Definition of Tartaric

1. Of or pertaining to Tartary in Asia, or the Tartars. Tartarian lamb, Scythian lamb. See Barometz. Of or pertaining to tartar; derived from, or resembling, tartar. Tartaric acid. 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. 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Tartaric

tartar emetic
tartar sauce
tartar steak
tartare sauce
tartaric (current term)
tartaric acid
tarte flambée

Literary usage of Tartaric

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

1. Analytical Chemistry by Frederick Pearson Treadwell (1921)
"tartaric Aero, Occurrence. — tartaric acid occurs partly free and partly as ... Inspection of the structural formula of tartaric acid HO - CH - COOH I HO ..."

2. Pharmaceutical Journal by Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1847)
"IT is a well-known fact, that sugar, and also tartaric acid, when exposed ... A mixture of one part of tartaric acid and three parts of sugar was exposed to ..."

3. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1869)
"tartaric acid melts between 170° and 180°, and is gradually converted, without loss of water, into the isomeric compound, ..."

4. The Elements of Experimental Chemistry by William Henry, Robert Hare (1823)
"Tartrate of Manganese^— tartaric acid, when heated in solution with black ... Tartrate of Zinc, produced by the direct action of tartaric acid on zinc, ..."

5. A Systematic Handbook of Volumetric Analysis; Or, The Quantitative by Francis Sutton (1896)
"tartaric ACID. C*H«0«-150. § 30. THE free acid may be readily titrated with normal alkali and phenolphthalein. 1 cc alkali = 0-075 grn. tartaric acid. ..."

6. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1856)
"Hence it appears that the molecules of tartaric acid are altered in their chemical ... T. tartaric acid with Boracic acid.— The two crystallized acids ..."

7. Elements of Chemistry: Including the Most Recent Discoveries and by Robert Kane, John William Draper (1842)
"Action of Heat on tartaric Acid.—When tartaric acid is cautiously heated, it fuses into a mass like gum, and gives off water. In this state it combines with ..."

8. Manual of Qualitative Chemical Analysis by C. Remigius Fresenius (1881)
"Ordinary or DEXTRO tartaric ACID forms colorless crystals of an agreeable ... By heating with nitric acid tartaric acid is converted into oxalic, acetic, ..."

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