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propionic

[proh-pee-on-ik, -oh-nik] /ˌproʊ piˈɒn ɪk, -ˈoʊ nɪk/
adjective, Chemistry
1.
of or derived from propionic acid.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; pro-2 + Greek pion- (stem of píōn) fat + -ic
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  • propionic acidemia is a rare disorder that is inherited from both parents.
  • propionic acidemia is characterized almost immediately in newborns.
  • The effects of propionic acidemia quickly become lifethreatening.

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