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propanoic acid

[ proh-puh-noh-ik, proh- ]
/ ˈproʊ pəˈnoʊ ɪk, ˌproʊ- /
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Origin of propanoic acid

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British Dictionary definitions for propanoic acid

propanoic acid
/ (ˌprəʊpəˈnəʊɪk) /

noun

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 for propanoic acid

C20: from propane + -o- + -ic
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Medical definitions for propanoic acid

propanoic acid
[ prō′pə-nōĭk ]

n.

propionic acid
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific definitions for propanoic acid

propanoic acid
[ prō′pə-nōĭk ]

See propionic acid.
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