malonic acid

malonic acid

malonic acid Word Origin noun Chemistry.

  1. a white, crystalline, water-soluble, dibasic acid, C3H4O4, easily decomposed by heat: used chiefly as an intermediate in the synthesis of barbiturates.

Origin of malonic acid First recorded in 1885–90 British Dictionary definitions for malonic acid malonic acid noun

  1. another name for propanedioic acid

Word Origin for malonic acid C19: from French malonique, altered form of malique; see malic acid malonic acid in Medicine malonic acid [mə-lō′nĭk, -lŏn′ik] n.

  1. A white crystalline dicarboxylic acid derived from malic acid and used in the manufacture of barbiturates.

malonic acid in Science malonic acid [mə-lō′nĭk, -lŏn′ĭk]

  1. A white crystalline acid derived from malic acid and used in making barbiturates. Chemical formula: C3H4O4.

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