succinic acid

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noun suc·cin·ic acid \(ˌ)sək-ˈsi-nik-\

Definition of succinic acid

  1. :  a crystalline dicarboxylic acid C4H6O4 found widely in nature and active in energy-yielding metabolic reactions

Origin and Etymology of succinic acid

French succinique, from Latin succinum amber


First Known Use: 1790


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succinic acid

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noun suc·cin·ic acid \(ˌ)sək-ˌsin-ik-\

Medical Definition of succinic acid

  1. :  a crystalline dicarboxylic acid C4H6O4 that is found widely in nature, that is formed in the Krebs cycle and in various fermentation processes, and that is used chiefly as an intermediate in synthesis (as of pharmaceuticals and synthetic resins)


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