uvitonic acid


uvi·​ton·​ic acid
: a crystalline acid CH3C5H2N(COOH)2 obtained by the action of ammonia on pyruvic acid; 6-methyl-2, 4-pyridine-dicarboxylic acid

Word History


uvit- (as in uvitic) + -onic

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“Uvitonic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uvitonic%20acid. Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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