Succinic-acid meaning

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A colorless crystalline dicarboxylic acid, C4 H6 O4 , occurring naturally in amber and important in the Krebs cycle. It is also synthesized for use in pharmaceuticals and perfumes.
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A colorless, crystalline dibasic acid, HOOC(CH2)2COOH, found in amber, lignite, and many plants, and produced synthetically or during alcoholic fermentation: it is used in medicine and organic synthesis.
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A colorless, crystalline organic acid that is important in the Krebs cycle and occurs naturally in amber. It is synthesized for use in pharmaceuticals and perfumes. Chemical formula: C4H6O4.
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(organic chemistry) A colourless crystalline dicarboxylic acid, (CH2COOH)2, that occurs naturally in amber and is important in the metabolic Krebs cycle.
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Origin of succinic-acid

  • French succinique from Latin succinum amber

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