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)

Learn More About glutaric acid

Time Traveler for glutaric acid

Time Traveler

The first known use of glutaric acid was circa 1885

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near glutaric acid

glutaraldehyde

glutaric acid

glutathione

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for glutaric acid

Cite this Entry

“Glutaric acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glutaric%20acid. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for glutaric acid

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

More from Merriam-Webster on glutaric acid

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about glutaric acid

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!