from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to, or designating, a complex organic acid, obtained as a yellowish white gum by the oxidation of croconic acid.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Noting an acid, a colorless sweet compound, C5H8O9, prepared by the action of chlorin or nitric acid on an alkali croconate. It crystallizes, with 1H2O, in small needles which become anhydrous at 100° C.
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