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fumaric acid

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noun fu·mar·ic acid \fyu̇-ˈmer-ik-, -ˈma-rik-\

Definition of fumaric acid

  1. :  a crystalline acid C4H4O4 found in various plants or made synthetically



Origin and Etymology of fumaric acid

International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin Fumaria, genus of herbs, from Late Latin, fumitory, from Latin fumus


First Known Use: circa 1864


Medical Dictionary

fumaric acid

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noun fu·mar·ic acid \fyu̇-ˌmar-ik-\

Medical Definition of fumaric acid

  1. :  a crystalline acid C4H4O4 formed from succinic acid as an intermediate in the Krebs cycle




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