pyrotritaric acid

noun
py·​ro·​tri·​tar·​ic acid | \ ¦pīrō¦trī¦tarik- \
variants: or less commonly pyrotritartaric acid \ -​īˌtär¦tarik-​ \

Definition of pyrotritaric acid

: a crystalline acid (C6H7O)COOH formed especially by heating tartaric acid; 2,5-dimethyl-3-furoic acid

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History and Etymology for pyrotritaric acid

pyrotritaric International Scientific Vocabulary pyr- + tri- + tartaric; pyrotritartaric from pyr- + tri- + tartaric

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“Pyrotritaric acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pyrotritaric%20acid. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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