pyrenic acid

py·​renic acid | \ (ˈ)pī¦rē|nik-, -re| \

Definition of pyrenic acid

: a yellow crystalline tricyclic keto dicarboxylic acid C13H6O(COOH)2 formed by the oxidation of pyrene

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History and Etymology for pyrenic acid

pyrenic International Scientific Vocabulary pyrene + -ic

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“Pyrenic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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