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propanoic acid

[proh-puh-noh-ik, proh-]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. propionic acid.

Origin of propanoic acid

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British Dictionary definitions for propanoic acid

propanoic acid

noun
  1. a colourless liquid carboxylic acid used in inhibiting the growth of moulds in bread. Formula: CH 3 CH 2 COOHFormer name: propionic acid

Word Origin

C20: from propane + -o- + -ic
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propanoic acid in Medicine

propanoic acid

([object Object])
n.
  1. propionic acid

propanoic acid in Science

propanoic acid

[prō′pə-nōĭk]
  1. See propionic acid.
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