Succinic

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succinic

(Science: chemistry) Pertaining to, or derived from, amber; specif, designating a dibasic acid, cH.(COH), first obtained by the dry distillation of amber. It is found in a number of plants, as in lettuce and wormwood, and is also produced artificially as a white crystalline substance having a slightly acid taste.

Origin: Cf. F. Succinique. See Succinate.