coumalic acid

noun

cou·​mal·​ic acid
(ˈ)kü¦malik-,
-mā-
variants or less commonly cumalic acid
(ˈ)kyü-
: a white crystalline acid C6H4O4 formed by heating malic acid with sulfuric acid or zinc chloride; 5-coumalin-carboxylic acid

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary coumalic, blend of coumarin and malic

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“Coumalic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coumalic%20acid. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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