tartramic acid

noun tar·tram·ic acid \(ˈ)tär‧¦tramik-\

Definition of tartramic acid

  1. :  a syrupy acid HOOC(CHOH)2CONH2 made by the action of aqueous ammonia on a tartaric ester :  the half amide of tartaric acid

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Origin and Etymology of tartramic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary tartr- + -am + -ic


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