coumalic acid

noun cou·mal·ic acid \(ˈ)kü¦malik-, -mā-\
variants: less commonly

cumalic acid

\(ˈ)kyü-\

Definition of coumalic acid

  1. :  a white crystalline acid C6H4O4 formed by heating malic acid with sulfuric acid or zinc chloride; 5-coumalin-carboxylic acid

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Origin and Etymology of coumalic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary coumalic, blend of coumarin and malic


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