aconitic acid

noun

ac·​o·​nit·​ic acid ˌak-ə-ˌnit-ik- How to pronounce aconitic acid (audio)
: a white crystalline acid C3H3(COOH)3 that occurs in aconite, sugarcane, and beet roots and is obtained as a by-product in sugar manufacture or by dehydration of citric acid by sulfuric acid

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“Aconitic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/aconitic%20acid. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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