pyrocinchonic acid

noun
py·​ro·​cinchonic acid | \ ¦pī(ˌ)rō+…- \

Definition of pyrocinchonic acid

: 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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History and Etymology for pyrocinchonic acid

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 2 Jul. 2022.

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