Propionic
Propionic Pro`pi*on"ic, a. [Proto- + Gr. pi`wn fat.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, derived from, or designating, an organic acid which is produced in the distillation of wood, in the fermentation of various organic substances, as glycerin, calcium lactate, etc., and is obtained as a colorless liquid having a sharp, pungent odor. Propionic acid is so called because it is the first or lowest member of the fatty acid series whose salts have a fatty feel. [1913 Webster]

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  • propionic — propiónic adj. m. (sil. o ; mf. prop ), pl. propiónici Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  PROPIÓNIC adj. acid propionic = acid, omolog superior al acidului acetic, derivat din propan, în unele sinteze organice. (< fr.… …   Dicționar Român

  • propionic — /proh pee on ik, oh nik/, adj. Chem. of or derived from propionic acid. [1840 50; PRO 2 + Gk pion (s. of píon) fat + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • propionic — adjective Of or pertaining to propionic acid or its derivatives; propanoic …   Wiktionary

  • propionic — prəʊpɪ É‘nɪk / É’n adj. (Chemistry) derived from propionic acid (type of acid used in food, perfumes, and medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • propionic — /proh pee on ik, oh nik/, adj. Chem. of or derived from propionic acid. [1840 50; PRO 2 + Gk pion (s. of píon) fat + IC] …   Useful english dictionary

  • propiònic — pro|pi|ò|nic Mot Pla Adjectiu masculí …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • propiónic — adj. m. (sil. o ; mf. prop ), pl. propiónici …   Romanian orthography

  • propionic — pro·pi·on·ic …   English syllables

  • propionic acid — [prō΄pē än′ik] n. [ PRO(TO) + Gr piōn, fat (for IE base see FAT) + IC] a colorless, sharp smelling, liquid fatty acid, CH3CH2CO2H, found in chyme and sweat, and produced from ethanol and carbon monoxide: used in making artificial flavors, perfume …   English World dictionary

  • Propionic acid — Chembox new Name = Propionic acid ImageFileL1 = Propionic acid chemical structure.png ImageSizeL1 = 140px ImageNameL1 = Skeletal structure ImageFileR1 = Propionic acid flat structure.png ImageNameR1 = Flat structure ImageSizeR1 = 150px ImageFile2 …   Wikipedia

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