succinic acid


noun Chemistry.

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

Nearby words

  1. succinate,
  2. succinct,
  3. succinctly,
  4. succinctorium,
  5. succinic,
  6. succinite,
  7. succinylcholine,
  8. succinylcholine chloride,
  9. succinylcoenzyme a,
  10. succise

Origin of succinic acid

First recorded in 1780–90

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British Dictionary definitions for succinic acid

succinic acid

noun

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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Medicine definitions for succinic acid

succinic acid

[sək-sĭnĭk]

n.

A colorless crystalline dicarboxylic acid important in the Krebs cycle.

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Science definitions for succinic acid

succinic acid

[sək-sĭnĭk]

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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