muconic acid

noun
mu·​con·​ic acid | \(ˈ)myü¦känik-\

Definition of muconic acid 

: a crystalline unsaturated acid (CHCHCOOH)2 obtained indirectly from mucic acid and formed by oxidation of benzene in the animal body; 1,3-butadiene-1,4-dicarboxylic acid

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History and Etymology for muconic acid

muconic International Scientific Vocabulary mucic + itaconic

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