fumaric acid

fu·​mar·​ic acid | \ fyu̇-ˈmer-ik- How to pronounce fumaric acid (audio) , -ˈma-rik- \

Definition of fumaric acid

: a crystalline acid C4H4O4 found in various plants or made synthetically

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Recent Examples on the Web Tests proved him right. Spraying experimental rice plants with artificial acid rain immediately cut their release into the soil of three relevant bacterial foodstuffs—fumaric acid, galactose and glucose. The Economist, "A cheap way to save rice plants from the effects of acid rain," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of fumaric acid

circa 1864, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fumaric acid

International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin Fumaria, genus of herbs, from Late Latin, fumitory, from Latin fumus

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The first known use of fumaric acid was circa 1864

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“Fumaric acid.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fumaric%20acid. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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fumaric acid

fu·​mar·​ic acid | \ fyu̇-ˌmar-ik- How to pronounce fumaric acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of fumaric acid

: a crystalline acid C4H4O4 formed from succinic acid as an intermediate in the Krebs cycle

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