succinic acidsuc·cin·ic acid
a colorless, crystalline dibasic acid, HOOC(CH)COOH, found in amber, lignite, and many plants, and produced synthetically or during alcoholic fermentation: it is used in medicine and organic synthesis
Origin of succinic acidFrench succinique ; from Classical Latin succinum, amber
A colorless crystalline dicarboxylic acid, C4H6O4, occurring naturally in amber and important in the Krebs cycle. It is also synthesized for use in pharmaceuticals and perfumes.
Origin of succinic acidFrench succinique, from Latin succinum, amber.