maleic anhydride

noun Chemistry.
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.

1855–60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To maleic-anhydride
Previous Definition: maleic-acid
Next Definition: maleic-hydrazide
Words Near: maleic-anhydride
More from
Synonyms and Antonyms for maleic-anhydride
More from
Search for articles containing maleic-anhydride Word FAQs presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature