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A crystalline organic acid, the trans-isomer of C4H4O4, found in various plants and produced synthetically and used mainly in resins, paints, varnishes, and inks, and as a flavoring and a mordant.
[From New Latin Fūmāria, genus of herbaceous plants (from Late Latin fūmāria, fumitory, from Latin fūmus, smoke) + -ic.]
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(Elements & Compounds) a colourless crystalline acid with a fruity taste, found in some plants and manufactured from benzene; trans-butenedioic acid: used esp in synthetic resins. Formula: HCOOCH:CHCOOH
[C19: from New Latin Fumāria name of genus, from Late Latin: fumitory, from Latin fūmus smoke]
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a colorless, odorless solid, C4H4O4, essential to cellular respiration in most eukaryotic organisms: used to make synthetic resins and as a replacement for tartaric acid in beverages and baking powders.
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|Noun||1.||fumaric acid - a colorless crystalline acid with a fruity taste; used in making polyester resins|
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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