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malonic acid

noun, Chemistry
1.
a white, crystalline, water-soluble, dibasic acid, C 3 H 4 O 4 , easily decomposed by heat: used chiefly as an intermediate in the synthesis of barbiturates.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90
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British Dictionary definitions for malonic-acid

malonic acid

/məˈləʊnɪk; -ˈlɒn-/
noun
1.
another name for propanedioic acid
Word Origin
C19: from French malonique, altered form of malique; see malic acid
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malonic-acid in Medicine

malonic acid ma·lo·nic acid (mə-lō'nĭk, -lŏn'ik)
n.
A white crystalline dicarboxylic acid derived from malic acid and used in the manufacture of barbiturates.

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malonic-acid in Science
malonic acid
  (mə-lō'nĭk, -lŏn'ĭk)   
A white crystalline acid derived from malic acid and used in making barbiturates. Chemical formula: C3H4O4.
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Encyclopedia Article for malonic-acid

malonic acid

(HO2CCH2CO2H), a dibasic organic acid whose diethyl ester is used in syntheses of vitamins B1 and B6, barbiturates, and numerous other valuable compounds.

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