lichenic acid
Fumaric Fu*mar"ic, a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, fumitory ({Fumaria officinalis}). [1913 Webster]

{Fumaric acid} (Chem.), a widely occurring organic acid, extracted from fumitory as a white crystallline substance, {C2H2(CO2H)2}, and produced artificially in many ways, as by the distillation of malic acid; boletic acid. It is found also in the lichen, Iceland moss, and hence was also called {lichenic acid}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Lichenic acid — Lichenic Li*chen ic (l[ i]*k[e^]n [i^]k), a. Of, pertaining to, or obtained from, lichens. [1913 Webster] {Lichenic acid}. (a) An organic acid, {C14H24O3}, obtained from Iceland moss. (b) An old name of fumaric acid. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lichenic acid — /luy ken ik/, Chem. See fumaric acid. [1830 40; LICHEN + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • lichenic acid — /luy ken ik/, Chem. See fumaric acid. [1830 40; LICHEN + IC] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lichenic — Li*chen ic (l[ i]*k[e^]n [i^]k), a. Of, pertaining to, or obtained from, lichens. [1913 Webster] {Lichenic acid}. (a) An organic acid, {C14H24O3}, obtained from Iceland moss. (b) An old name of fumaric acid. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fumaric acid — Chembox new Name = Fumaric acid ImageFile = Fumaric acid 2D skeletal.png ImageSize = 200px ImageName = Skeletal formula of fumaric acid ImageFile1 = Fumaric acid 3D balls.png ImageSize1 = 200px ImageName1 = Ball and stick model of the fumaric… …   Wikipedia

  • fumaric acid — a colorless, odorless, crystalline, slightly water soluble solid, C4H4O4, isomeric with maleic acid, essential to cellular respiration in most eukaryotic organisms: used in the making of synthetic resins and as a replacement for tartaric acid in… …   Universalium

  • Fumaric acid — Fumaric Fu*mar ic, a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, fumitory ({Fumaria officinalis}). [1913 Webster] {Fumaric acid} (Chem.), a widely occurring organic acid, extracted from fumitory as a white crystallline substance, {C2H2(CO2H)2}, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • C14H24O3 — Lichenic Li*chen ic (l[ i]*k[e^]n [i^]k), a. Of, pertaining to, or obtained from, lichens. [1913 Webster] {Lichenic acid}. (a) An organic acid, {C14H24O3}, obtained from Iceland moss. (b) An old name of fumaric acid. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • C2H2CO2H2 — Fumaric Fu*mar ic, a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, fumitory ({Fumaria officinalis}). [1913 Webster] {Fumaric acid} (Chem.), a widely occurring organic acid, extracted from fumitory as a white crystallline substance, {C2H2(CO2H)2}, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fumaria officinalis — Fumaric Fu*mar ic, a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, fumitory ({Fumaria officinalis}). [1913 Webster] {Fumaric acid} (Chem.), a widely occurring organic acid, extracted from fumitory as a white crystallline substance, {C2H2(CO2H)2}, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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