coumalic acid

cou·​mal·​ic acid | \ (ˈ)kü¦malik-, -mā- \
variants: or less commonly cumalic acid \ (ˈ)kyü-​ \

Definition of coumalic acid

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

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History and Etymology for coumalic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary coumalic, blend of coumarin and malic

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“Coumalic acid.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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