Itaconic-acid definitions

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A white crystalline material, CH2:C(COOH)CH2 COOH, prepared by the fermentation of sugar with a special mold: it is used in making resins and plasticizers.
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(chemistry) One of the isomeric dicarboxylic acids produced by the distillation of citric acid, or as metabolites by microorganisms, CH2=C(CO2H)-CH2CO2H.
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Origin of itaconic-acid

Derived from an anagram of aconitic.