from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of, pertaining to, or designating, an anhydride, C4H4O5, of tartaric acid, obtained as a white crystalline deliquescent substance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Noting an acid, a deliquescent crystalline compound, C4H4O5, prepared by heating tartaric acid rapidly to 180° C. It is a monobasic acidic anhydrid of tartaric acid.
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