aconic acid

acon·​ic acid | \ ə-ˈkä-nik-, a- \

Definition of aconic acid

: a crystalline lactonic acid C4H3O2COOH formed indirectly from aconitic acid

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History and Etymology for aconic acid

contraction of aconitic

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“Aconic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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