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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to malonic acid or its derivatives

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, or designating, a dicarboxylic acid produced artifically as a white crystalline substance, CH2.(CO2H)2, and so called because obtained by the oxidation of malic acid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Noting an acid, a colorless compound, CH2-(COOH)2, found in the sugar-beet and prepared by the hydrolysis of cyanacetic acid; propanediacid. It crystallizes in triclinic plates and melts and decomposes into carbon dioxid and acetic acid at 132° C. Malonic esters and their sodium derivatives are extensively used for organic syntheses.

Etymologies

From malic plus an arbitrary suffix (Wiktionary)

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