paraconic acid

par·​aconic acid | \ ¦par+...- \

Definition of paraconic acid

: a white crystalline lactonic acid C4H5O2COOH isomeric with itaconic, citraconic, and mesaconic acids; the beta-carboxy derivative of butyrolactone

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International Scientific Vocabulary para- entry 1 + aconic

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“Paraconic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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