maleic acid

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noun ma·le·ic acid \mə-ˈlē-ik-, -ˈlā-\

Definition of maleic acid

  1. :  a crystalline dicarboxylic acid C4H4O4 that is isomeric with fumaric acid and is used especially in organic synthesis

Origin and Etymology of maleic acid

French acide maléique, alteration of acide malique malic acid; from its formation by dehydration of malic acid


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maleic acid

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noun ma·le·ic acid \mə-ˌlē-ik-, -ˌlā-\

Medical Definition of maleic acid

  1. :  a crystalline dicarboxylic acid C4H4O4 that is isomeric with fumaric acid and is used especially in organic synthesis


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