a.1.(Chem.) Containing two carbon residues, or two carboxyl groups or radicals; as, oxalic acid is the simplest dicarbonic acid. In the latter sense, synonymous with dicarboxylic; as, succinic acid is a dicarboxylic acid.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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They are esters of hydroxylated methylpyrrolizidines (referred to as necine bases) and aliphatic mono- or dicarbonic acids (referred to as necine acids) (BfR 2013).
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It is a white crystalline unsaturated dicarbonic acid in which one carboxyl group is conjugated to the methylene group.