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fumaric


fumaric


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fumaric  \Fu*mar"ic\,  a.  (Chem.) 
  Pertaining  to  or  derived  from  fumitory  ({Fumaria 
  officinalis}). 
 
  {Fumaric  acid}  (Chem.),  a  widely  occurring  organic  acid, 
  exttracted  from  fumitory  as  a  white  crystallline 
  substance,  {C2H2(CO2H)2},  and  produced  artificially  in 
  many  ways,  as  by  the  distillation  of  malic  acid;  boletic 
  acid.  It  is  found  also  in  the  lichen,  Iceland  moss,  and 
  hence  was  also  called  {lichenic  acid}.