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maleic anhydride

noun, Chemistry.
1.
a colorless crystalline, unsaturated compound, C 4 H 2 O 3 , that is soluble in acetone and hydrolyzes in water: used in the production of polyester resins, pesticides, and fumaric and tartaric acids.
Origin of maleic anhydride
1855-1860
1855-60
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