|fumaric acid (fjuːˈmærɪk)|
|a colourless crystalline acid with a fruity taste, found in some plants and manufactured from benzene; trans-butenedioic acid: used esp in synthetic resins. Formula: HCOOCH:CHCOOH|
|[C19: from New Latin Fumāria name of genus, from Late Latin: fumitory, from Latin fūmus smoke]|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|a scrap or morsel of food left at a meal.|
fumaric acid fu·mar·ic acid (fy&oomacr;-mār'ĭk)
An organic acid that is formed from succinic acid and is an intermediate in the Krebs cycle.
|fumaric acid (fy-mār'ĭk) Pronunciation Key
A colorless crystalline compound found in various plants and produced synthetically. It is used mainly in resins, paints, varnishes, and inks. Fumaric acid is a geometric isomer of maleic acid, having two carboxyl (COOH) groups attached on opposite sides of an ethylene chain. Chemical formula: C4H4O2.