fumaric acid


noun

a colorless, odorless, crystalline, slightly water-soluble solid, C4H4O4, isomeric with maleic acid, essential to cellular respiration in most eukaryotic organisms: used in the making of synthetic resins and as a replacement for tartaric acid in beverages and baking powders.

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Origin of fumaric acid

First recorded in 1875–80
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British Dictionary definitions for fumaric acid

fumaric acid
/ (fjuːˈmærɪk) /

noun

a colourless crystalline acid with a fruity taste, found in some plants and manufactured from benzene; trans -butenedioic acid: used esp in synthetic resins. Formula: HCOOCH:CHCOOH

Word Origin for fumaric acid

C19: from New Latin Fumāria name of genus, from Late Latin: fumitory, from Latin fūmus smoke
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Medical definitions for fumaric acid

fumaric acid
[ fyōō-mărĭk ]

n.

An organic acid that is formed from succinic acid and is an intermediate in the Krebs cycle.
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Scientific definitions for fumaric acid

fumaric acid
[ fyōō-mărĭk ]

A colorless crystalline compound found in various plants and produced synthetically. It is used mainly in resins, paints, varnishes, and inks. Fumaric acid is a geometric isomer of maleic acid, having two carboxyl (COOH) groups attached on opposite sides of an ethylene chain. Chemical formula: C4H4O2.
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