mesaconic acid

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

Definition of mesaconic acid

  1. :  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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