mesaconic acid

noun

mes·​acon·​ic acid
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: a crystalline unsaturated acid HOOCCH=C(CH3)COOH made by thermal isomerization of citraconic acid; methyl-fumaric acid

Word History

Etymology

probably from International Scientific Vocabulary mes- + citraconic acid

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“Mesaconic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mesaconic%20acid. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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