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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 organic acid, CH3-CH=CH-COOH, found in croton oil and having many industrial uses; the cis- form is isocrotonic acid.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From New Latin Croton, plant genus; see croton.]

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