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any of several isomers of a dicarboxylic acid found especially in grapes, used in preparing soft drinks and effervescent powders. The salt forms are called tartrates.
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tar·tar·ic ac·id(tar-tar'ik as'id),
Made from crude tartar; a laxative and refrigerant; used in the manufacture of various effervescing powders, tablets, and granules.
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tar·tar·ic ac·id(tahr-tar'ik as'id)
Laxative and refrigerant; also used to manufacture various effervescing powders, tablets, and granules.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012