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itaconic acid

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noun it·a·con·ic acid \ˌi-tə-ˈkä-nik-\

Definition of itaconic acid

  1. :  a crystalline dicarboxylic acid C5H6O4 obtained usually by fermentation of sugars with molds (genus Aspergillus) and used as a monomer for polymers and polyesters



Origin of itaconic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary, anagram of aconitic acid, C3H3(COOH)3, from aconite


First Known Use: circa 1872


Medical Dictionary

itaconic acid

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noun it·a·con·ic acid \ˌit-ə-ˌkän-ik-\

Medical Definition of itaconic acid

  1. :  a crystalline dicarboxylic acid C5H6O4 obtained usually by fermentation of sugars with molds of the genus Aspergillus




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "itaconic acid"


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