mesaconic acid

noun
mes·​acon·​ic acid | \ ¦me|zə|¦känik-, ¦mē|, |sə| \

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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History and Etymology for mesaconic acid

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 23 Sep. 2020.

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