succinic-acid

succinic acid

noun Chemistry.
a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble solid, C 4 H 6 O 4 , used chiefly in the manufacture of lacquers, dyes, and perfume.

Origin:
1780–90

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

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succinic acid   (sək-sĭn'ĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
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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