tartronic acid

noun

tar·​tron·​ic acid
(ˈ)tär‧¦tränik-
: a crystalline hydroxy acid HOCH(COOH)2 obtained by reducing mesoxalic acid and by hydrolysis of bromo-malonic acid; hydroxy-malonic acid

Word History

Etymology

French tartronique, from tartr- + -onique (as in malonique malonic)

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“Tartronic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tartronic%20acid. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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