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 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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  • fumaric acid — [fyo͞o mar′ik] n. [< ModL Fumaria, fumitory (< L fumarium: see FUMAROLE) + IC] a colorless, crystalline, unsaturated organic acid, HOOCCH:CHCOOH, occurring in various plants or produced synthetically from maleic acid: used in making resins …   English World dictionary

  • 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 — fumaro rūgštis statusas T sritis chemija formulė HOOCCH=CHCOOH atitikmenys: angl. fumaric acid rus. фумаровая кислота ryšiai: sinonimas – (E) buteno dirūgštis …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • fumaric acid — trans Butanedioic acid; an unsaturated dicarboxylic acid occurring as an intermediate in the tricarboxylic acid cycle. * * * fu·mar·ic acid fyu̇ .mar ik n a crystalline acid C4H4O4 formed from succinic acid as an intermediate in the Krebs cycle * …   Medical dictionary

  • 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 — /fjuˌmærɪk ˈæsəd/ (say fyooh.marik asuhd) noun an acid, trans butenedioic acid, HOOCCH=CHCOOH, isomeric with maleic acid, occurring in small amounts in almost all living cells as a component of the citric acid cycle and in greater amounts in… …   Australian English dictionary

  • fumaric acid — noun an unsaturated organic dicarboxylic acid, HOOCCH=CHCOOH, the geometric isomer of maleic acid from which it may be prepared by heating; it is found in many plants, including fungi and mosses, and is essential in the chemistry of respiratio …   Wiktionary

  • fumaric acid — [fju: marɪk] noun Chemistry a crystalline organic acid, isomeric with maleic acid, first obtained from the plant fumitory. Origin C19: from mod. L. Fumaria fumitory + ic …   English new terms dictionary

  • fumaric acid — noun a colorless crystalline acid with a fruity taste; used in making polyester resins • Hypernyms: ↑acid …   Useful english dictionary

  • fumaric acid — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin Fumaria, genus of herbs, from Late Latin, fumitory, from Latin fumus Date: circa 1864 a crystalline acid C4H4O4 found in various plants or made synthetically …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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