itaconic acid


it·a·con·ic acid

noun \ˌi-tə-ˈkä-nik-\

Definition of ITACONIC ACID

:  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

it·a·con·ic acid

noun \ˌit-ə-ˌkän-ik-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ITACONIC ACID

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

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