Malonic Acid Definition

mə-lōnĭk, -lŏnĭk
A crystalline, dibasic acid, HOOCCH2COOH, obtained from malic acid by oxidation and used in synthesizing 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

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