WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
it•a•conic acid  (it′ə konik),USA pronunciation [Chem.]
  1. Chemistrya colorless crystalline compound, C5H6O4, obtained by fermentation, soluble in water, alcohol, and acetone: used as an intermediate in the formation of fibers, resins, etc.
  • rearrangement of the letters of aconitic acid, origin, originally extracted from aconite 1860–65

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