malamide definition

  • noun:
    • The acid amide produced by malic acid, as a white crystalline material metameric with asparagine.
    • The acid amide produced from malic acid, as a white crystalline substance metameric with asparagine.
    • A colorless ingredient, H2NCOCH(OH)CH2CONH2, made by the activity of ammonia on ethyl malate. It crystallizes in rectangular prisms.
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