glutaric acid

noun

glu·​tar·​ic acid glü-ˈter-ik- How to pronounce glutaric acid (audio)
-ˈta-rik-
: a crystalline acid C5H8O4 used especially in organic synthesis

Word History

Etymology

probably from gluten + -aric (as in tartaric acid)

First Known Use

circa 1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of glutaric acid was circa 1885

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Cite this Entry

“Glutaric acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glutaric%20acid. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

glutaric acid

noun
glu·​tar·​ic acid glü-ˌtar-ik- How to pronounce glutaric acid (audio)
: a crystalline acid C5H8O4 used especially in organic synthesis

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