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suc·cin·ic acid

A colorless crystalline dicarboxylic acid, C4H6O4, occurring naturally in amber and important in the Krebs cycle. It is also synthesized for use in pharmaceuticals and perfumes.

[French succinique, from Latin succinum, amber.]

succinic acid

(Elements & Compounds) a colourless odourless water-soluble dicarboxylic acid found in plant and animal tissues: used in making lacquers, dyes, perfumes, etc; 1,4-butanedioic acid. Formula: HOOCCH2:CH2COOH

suc•cin′ic ac′id

(səkˈsɪn ɪk)

a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble solid, C4H6O4, used esp. in the manufacture of lacquers, dyes, and perfume.
[1780–90; < French succinique < Latin succinum amber]
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Noun1.succinic acid - a dicarboxylic acid (C4H6O4) active in metabolic processes
carboxylic acid - an organic acid characterized by one or more carboxyl groups
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