pyrocinchonic acid

noun py·ro·cinchonic acid \¦pī(ˌ)rō+...-\

Definition of pyrocinchonic acid

  1. :  an unstable dicarboxylic acid C4H6(COOH)2 obtained usually in the form of its crystalline anhydride by pyrolysis of cinchonic acid; dimethyl-maleic acid

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Origin and Etymology of pyrocinchonic acid

pyrocinchonic International Scientific Vocabulary pyr- + cinchonic

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