Meaning of fumaric acid

fumar'ic ac'id

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  1. a colorless, odorless, crystalline, slightly water-soluble solid, CHO, isomeric with maleic acid, essential to cellular respiration in most eukaryotic organisms: used in the making of synthetic resins and as a replacement for tartaric acid in beverages and baking powders. Also called
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