follow Dictionary.com

8 Wintry Words to Defrost Your Vocabulary

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
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.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
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.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source
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.

Learn more about malonic acid with a free trial on Britannica.com
Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for malonic acid

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for malonic

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with malonic-acid

Nearby words for malonic-acid