from The Century Dictionary.

  • Noting a hypothetical acid, known only in the form of its salts or anhydrid.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Chem.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid, C8H12O4, related to fumaric acid, and obtained from citraconic acid as an oily substance having a bittersweet taste; -- so called from its tendency to form its anhydride.

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  • adjective Relating to xeronic acid or its derivatives


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From xero- + -ic


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