muconic acid

noun mu·con·ic acid \(ˈ)myü¦känik-\

Definition of muconic acid

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of muconic acid

muconic International Scientific Vocabulary mucic + itaconic


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