malonic acid Word Origin noun Chemistry.
- 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
- 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.
- 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]
- A white crystalline acid derived from malic acid and used in making barbiturates. Chemical formula: C3H4O4.