Malonic-acid definition

mə-lōnĭk, -lŏnĭk
A white crystalline dicarboxylic acid, C3 H4 O4 , that is a strong irritant and is used in making barbiturates.
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A crystalline, dibasic acid, HOOCCH2COOH, obtained from malic acid by oxidation and used in synthesizing barbiturates.
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A white crystalline acid derived from malic acid and used in making barbiturates. Chemical formula: C3H4O4.
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(organic chemistry) A white crystalline dicarboxylic acid, CH2(COOH)2, used in making barbiturates.
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Origin of malonic-acid

  • French (acide) malonique alteration of malique malic (acid) malic acid

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition