Suc*cin"ic (?), a. [Cf. F. succinique. See Succinate.] Chem.
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.
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