itaconic acid

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itaconic acid

(ˌɪtəˈkɒnɪk)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a white colourless crystalline carboxylic acid obtained by the fermentation of carbohydrates and used in the manufacture of synthetic resins. Formula: CH2:C(COOH)CH2COOH
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Noun1.itaconic acid - a crystalline carboxylic acid; occurs in some fermentations of sugars
acid - any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
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