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

Origin and Etymology of itaconic acid

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


Medical Dictionary

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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