malonic acid

noun
ma·​lo·​nic acid | \ mə-ˈlōn-ik- How to pronounce malonic acid (audio) , -ˈlän- How to pronounce malonic acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of malonic acid

: a crystalline dicarboxylic acid CH2(COOH)2 used especially in the form of its diethyl ester in organic synthesis (as of barbiturates and vitamins of the B complex)

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“Malonic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/malonic%20acid. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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