Cro*con"ic (kr?-k?n"?k), a. [Gr. saffron.]
Of, pertaining to, or resembling saffron; having the color of saffron; as, croconic acid.
Pertaining to, or derived from, croconic acid.
Croconic acid Chem., a yellow crystalline substance, C5O3(OH)2, obtained from potassium carboxide, rhodizonic acid, and various phenol and quinone derivatives of benzene, and forming yellow or orange colored salts.
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