succinic acid

succinic acid
noun Etymology: French succinique, from Latin succinum amber Date: 1790 a crystalline dicarboxylic acid C4H6O4 found widely in nature and active in energy-yielding metabolic reactions

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  • succinic acid — [sək sin′ik] n. [Fr succinique < L succinum, amber] a colorless, crystalline dibasic acid, HOOC(CH2) 2COOH, found in amber, lignite, and many plants, and produced synthetically or during alcoholic fermentation: it is used in medicine and… …   English World dictionary

  • Succinic acid — Chembox new Name = Succinic acid ImageFile = Kwas bursztynowy007.svg ImageFile1 = Succinic acid 3D balls.png IUPACName = Butanedioic acid OtherNames = ethane 1,2 dicarboxylic acid Section1 = Chembox Identifiers CASNo = 110 15 6 ChemSpiderID =… …   Wikipedia

  • succinic acid — Chem. a colorless, crystalline, water soluble solid, C4H6O4, used chiefly in the manufacture of lacquers, dyes, and perfume. [1780 90] * * * ▪ chemical compound also called  Butanedioic Acid,         a dicarboxylic acid of molecular formula… …   Universalium

  • succinic acid — gintaro rūgštis statusas T sritis chemija formulė (HOOCCH₂)₂ atitikmenys: angl. amber acid; succinic acid rus. янтарная кислота ryšiai: sinonimas – butano dirūgštis …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • succinic acid — An intermediate in the tricarboxylic acid cycle; several of its salts have been variously used in medicine. * * * suc·cin·ic acid (.)sək .sin ik n a crystalline dicarboxylic acid C4H6O4 that is found widely in nature, that is formed in the Krebs… …   Medical dictionary

  • succinic acid — /sʌkˌsɪnɪk ˈæsəd/ (say suk.sinik asuhd) noun a white crystalline soluble acid, (CH2)2(COOH)2, which is found in nearly all cells as an intermediate in the citric acid cycle. It occurs naturally in amber and is manufactured synthetically and used… …   Australian English dictionary

  • succinic acid — noun A colourless crystalline dicarboxylic acid, (CHCOOH), that occurs naturally in amber and is important in the metabolic Krebs cycle. Syn: E363 …   Wiktionary

  • succinic acid — [sʌk sɪnɪk] noun Biochemistry a crystalline organic acid which occurs in living tissue as an intermediate in glucose metabolism. Origin C18: from Fr. succinique, from L. succinum amber (from which it was first derived) …   English new terms dictionary

  • succinic acid — n. Chem. a crystalline dibasic acid derived from amber etc. Derivatives: succinate n. Etymology: F succinique f. L succinum amber …   Useful english dictionary

  • succinic acid — suc•cin′ic ac′id [[t]səkˈsɪn ɪk[/t]] n. chem. a colorless, crystalline, water soluble solid, C4H6O4, used esp. in the manufacture of lacquers, dyes, and perfume • Etymology: 1780–90; < F succinique < L succinum amber …   From formal English to slang

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