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.


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