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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“Muconic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/muconic%20acid. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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