pyrotritaric acid

noun

py·​ro·​tri·​tar·​ic acid
¦pīrō¦trī¦tarik-
variants or less commonly pyrotritartaric acid
-īˌtär¦tarik-
: a crystalline acid (C6H7O)COOH formed especially by heating tartaric acid; 2,5-dimethyl-3-furoic acid

Word History

Etymology

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 25 May. 2024.

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