Definition of pyrotartaric acid
: a crystalline acid HOOCCH2CH(CH3)COOH obtained by pyrolysis of tartaric acid or pyruvic acid and occurring in dextro, levo, and racemic forms; methyl-succinic acid
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Origin and Etymology of pyrotartaric acid
International Scientific Vocabulary pyr- + tartaric; originally formed as French pyrotartarique
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