pyrocinchonic acid

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

pyrocinchonic International Scientific Vocabulary pyr- + cinchonic

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“Pyrocinchonic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pyrocinchonic%20acid. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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