succinic acid


suc·cin·ic acid

noun \(ˌ)sək-ˈsi-nik-\

Definition of SUCCINIC ACID

:  a crystalline dicarboxylic acid C4H6O4 found widely in nature and active in energy-yielding metabolic reactions

Origin of SUCCINIC ACID

French succinique, from Latin succinum amber
First Known Use: 1790

suc·cin·ic acid

noun \(ˌ)sək-ˌsin-ik-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SUCCINIC ACID

: a crystalline dicarboxylic acid C4H6O4 that is found widely in nature, that is formed in the Krebs cycle and in various fermentation processes, and that is used chiefly as an intermediate in synthesis (as of pharmaceuticals and synthetic resins)

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