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Definition of mesaconic by GCIDE Dictionary

Mesaconic


  1. Mesaconic a. [Mes- + -aconic, as in citraconic.] ( Chem. ) Pertaining to, or designating, one of several isomeric acids obtained from citric acid.

  2. Pyrocitric a. [Pyro- + citric: cf. F. pyrocitrique.] ( Chem. ) Pertaining to, or designating, any one of three acids obtained by the distillation of citric acid, and called respectively citraconic, itaconic, and mesaconic acid.