from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Either of two geometric isomers of a corrosive organic acid, C4H6O2, used in the preparation of pharmaceuticals and resins.
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- noun organic chemistry An
unsaturated organicacid, CH3-CH=CH-COOH, found in croton oiland having many industrial uses; the cis- form is isocrotonic acid.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[From New Latin Croton, plant genus; see croton.]
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