Fumaric-acid meaning

fyo͝o-măr'ĭk
A crystalline organic acid, the trans-isomer of C4 H4 O4 , found in various plants and produced synthetically and used mainly in resins, paints, varnishes, and inks, and as a flavoring and a mordant.
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A colorless, crystalline, unsaturated organic acid, HOOCCH:CHCOOH, occurring in various plants or produced synthetically from maleic acid: used in making resins, as a stabilizer for foods, etc.
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A colorless crystalline compound found in various plants and produced synthetically. It is used mainly in resins, paints, varnishes, and inks. Fumaric acid is a geometric isomer of maleic acid, having two carboxyl (COOH) groups attached on opposite sides of an ethylene chain. Chemical formula: C4H4O2.
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(organic chemistry) An unsaturated organic dicarboxylic acid, HOOCCH=CHCOOH, the geometric isomer of maleic acid from which it may be prepared by heating; it is found in many plants, including fungi and mosses, and is essential in the chemistry of respiration; it has a number of industrial applications, and its esters, the fumarates are used in the treatment of psoriasis.
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Origin of fumaric-acid

  • From New Latin Fūmāria genus of herbaceous plants (from Late Latin fūmāria fumitory) (from Latin fūmus smoke) –ic
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition