pyromeconic acid

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

Definition of pyromeconic acid

: a crystalline acid C5H4O3 formed by heating meconic acid or comenic acid; 3-hydroxy-4-pyrone

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History and Etymology for pyromeconic acid

pyromeconic International Scientific Vocabulary pyr- + meconic (acid); originally formed as French pyroméconique

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“Pyromeconic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pyromeconic%20acid. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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