racemic acid Word Origin noun Chemistry.
- an isomeric modification of tartaric acid that is sometimes found in the juice of grapes in conjunction with the common dextrorotatory form and is optically inactive but can be separated into the two usual isomeric forms, dextrorotatory and levorotatory.
Origin of racemic acid First recorded in 1830–40 British Dictionary definitions for racemic acid racemic acid noun
- the optically inactive form of tartaric acid that is sometimes found in grape juice
racemic acid in Science racemic acid
- An optically inactive form of tartaric acid that can be separated into dextrorotatory and levorotatory components and is sometimes found in grape juice. Chemical formula: C4H6O6.