propionic

[ proh-pee-on-ik, -oh-nik ]
/ ˌproʊ piˈɒn ɪk, -ˈoʊ nɪk /
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adjective Chemistry.

of or derived from propionic acid.

Origin of propionic

1840–50; pro-2 + Greek pion- (stem of píōn) fat + -ic
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Examples from the Web for propionic

  • The distillate "B" may contain formic, acetic, propionic, butyric and benzoic acids.

  • This propionic bacterium cannot, however, account for all the carbon dioxide produced.

    The Book of Cheese|Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk
  • Propionic acid is formed at the same time as the eyes, and they are said to be the result of a propionic ferment of lactic acid.

    The Book of Cheese|Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk