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