succinic acid meaning

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Noun: succinic acid  suk'sinik 'asid
  1. A dicarboxylic acid (C4H6O4) active in metabolic processes

Derived forms: succinic acids

Type of: carboxylic acid

Encyclopedia: Succinic acid

A water-soluble,colorless crystal with an acid taste that is used as a chemical intermediate,in medicine,the manufacture of lacquers,and to make perfume esters. It is also used in foods as a sequestrant,buffer,and a neutralizing agent. (Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary,12th ed,p1099; McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms,4th ed,p1851) n : a crystalline dicarboxylic acid C4H6O4 that is found widely in nature, that is formed in the Krebs cycle and in various fermentation processes, and that is used chiefly as an intermediate in synthesis (as of pharmaceuticals and synthetic resins)


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