itaconic acid

noun
it·a·con·ic acid | \ˌi-tə-ˈkä-nik- \

Definition of itaconic acid 

: a crystalline dicarboxylic acid C5H6O4 obtained usually by fermentation of sugars with molds (genus Aspergillus) and used as a monomer for polymers and polyesters

First Known Use of itaconic acid

circa 1872, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for itaconic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary, anagram of aconitic acid, C3H3(COOH)3, from aconite

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The first known use of itaconic acid was circa 1872

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itaconic acid

noun
it·a·con·ic acid | \ˌit-ə-ˌkän-ik- \

Medical Definition of itaconic acid 

: a crystalline dicarboxylic acid C5H6O4 obtained usually by fermentation of sugars with molds of the genus Aspergillus

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