croconic acid

noun

cro·​con·​ic acid
krəˈkänik-
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Croconic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/croconic%20acid. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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