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succinic acid

noun, Chemistry
1.
a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble solid, C 4 H 6 O 4 , used chiefly in the manufacture of lacquers, dyes, and perfume.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90
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succinic acid

noun
1.
a colourless odourless water-soluble dicarboxylic acid found in plant and animal tissues: used in making lacquers, dyes, perfumes, etc; 1,4-butanedioic acid. Formula: HOOCCH2:CH2COOH
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succinic-acid in Medicine

succinic acid suc·cin·ic acid (sək-sĭn'ĭk)
n.
A colorless crystalline dicarboxylic acid important in the Krebs cycle.

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succinic-acid in Science
succinic acid
  (sək-sĭn'ĭk)   
A colorless, crystalline organic acid that is important in the Krebs cycle and occurs naturally in amber. It is synthesized for use in pharmaceuticals and perfumes. Chemical formula: C4H6O4.
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Encyclopedia Article for succinic-acid

succinic acid

a dicarboxylic acid of molecular formula C4H6O4 that is widely distributed in almost all plant and animal tissues and that plays a significant role in intermediary metabolism. It is a colourless crystalline solid, soluble in water, with a melting point of 185-187 C (365-369 F)

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