Meaning of itaconic acid

it•a•con'ic ac'id

Pronunciation: (it"u-kon'ik), [key]
— Chem. Chem.
  1. a colorless crystalline compound, CHO, obtained by fermentation, soluble in water, alcohol, and acetone: used as an intermediate in the formation of fibers, resins, etc.
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