Definition of mesaconic acid
: a crystalline unsaturated acid HOOCCH=C(CH3)COOH made by thermal isomerization of citraconic acid; methyl-fumaric acid
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Origin and Etymology of mesaconic acid
probably from International Scientific Vocabulary mes- + citraconic acid
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