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succinic acid

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noun Chemistry.
  1. a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble solid, C4H6O4, used chiefly in the manufacture of lacquers, dyes, and perfume.

Origin of succinic acid

First recorded in 1780–90
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British Dictionary definitions for succinic acid

succinic acid

noun
  1. a colourless odourless water-soluble dicarboxylic acid found in plant and animal tissues: used in making lacquers, dyes, perfumes, etc; 1,4-butanedioic acid. Formula: HOOCCH 2 :CH 2 COOH
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succinic acid in Medicine

succinic acid

(sək-sĭnĭk)
n.
  1. A colorless crystalline dicarboxylic acid important in the Krebs cycle.
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succinic acid in Science

succinic acid

[sək-sĭnĭk]
  1. 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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