- n. chemistry one of the isomeric dicarboxylic acids produced by the distillation of citric acid, or as metabolites by microorganisms, CH2=C(CO2H)-CH2CO2H
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Chem.) The unsaturated dicarboxylic acid CH2=C(COOH)CH2.COOH, also called
methylenesuccynic acidand propylene dicarboxylic acid.
- n. a crystalline carboxylic acid; occurs in some fermentations of sugars
- Derived from an anagram of aconitic. (Wiktionary)
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