Cit"ric (?), a. [Cf. F. citrique. See Citron.] Chem.

Of, pertaining to, or derived from, the citron or lemon; as, citric acid.

Citric acid Chem., an organic acid, C3H4OH.(CO2H)3, extracted from lemons, currants, gooseberies, etc., as a white crystalline substance, having a pleasant sour taste.

 

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