glutaric acid

noun
glu·​tar·​ic acid | \ glü-ˈter-ik- How to pronounce glutaric acid (audio) , -ˈta-rik- \

Definition of glutaric acid

: a crystalline acid C5H8O4 used especially in organic synthesis

First Known Use of glutaric acid

circa 1885, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for glutaric acid

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

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The first known use of glutaric acid was circa 1885

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“Glutaric acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glutaric%20acid. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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glutaric acid

noun
glu·​tar·​ic acid | \ glü-ˌtar-ik- How to pronounce glutaric acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of glutaric acid

: a crystalline acid C5H8O4 used especially in organic synthesis

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