crotonic acidcro·ton·ic acid
a colorless crystalline compound, CHCH:CHCOOH, existing in two isomeric forms: used in organic synthesis, the manufacture of resins, etc.
Origin of crotonic acidcroton + -ic
Either of two geometric isomers of a corrosive organic acid, C4H6O2, used in the preparation of pharmaceuticals and resins.
Origin of crotonic acidFrom New Latin Croton, plant genus; see croton.