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  • n. one of the isomeric dicarboxylic acids produced by the distillation of citric acid, or as metabolites by microorganisms, CH2=C(CO2H)-CH2CO2H

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The unsaturated dicarboxylic acid CH2=C(COOH)CH2.COOH, also called methylenesuccynic acid and propylene dicarboxylic acid.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a crystalline carboxylic acid; occurs in some fermentations of sugars


Derived from an anagram of aconitic. (Wiktionary)


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