croconic acid

noun cro·con·ic acid \krəˈkänik-\

Definition of croconic acid

  1. :  a yellow crystalline hydroxy ketone C5O3(OH)2 obtained from rhodizonic acid and various other oxygen derivatives of benzene and that forms yellow or orange-colored salts

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Origin and Etymology of croconic acid

partial translation of German krokonsäure, from krokon- (irregular from Greek krokos crocus, saffron) + säure acid

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