Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Chem.) 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.

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  • adjective Of or pertaining to malonic acid or its derivatives

Etymologies

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From malic plus an arbitrary suffix

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