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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Citric  \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,  gooseberries,  etc.,  as  a 
  white  crystalline  substance,  having  a  pleasant  sour  taste. 




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