Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A white crystalline dicarboxylic acid, C3H4O4, that is a strong irritant and is used in making barbiturates.

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  • noun organic chemistry a white crystalline dicarboxylic acid, CH2(COOH)2, used in making barbiturates

Etymologies

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

[French (acide) malonique, alteration of malique, malic (acid); see malic acid.]

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