<chemistry> Pertaining to, or designating, an acid of the acrylic acid series, metameric with crotonic acid, and obtained as a colourless liquid; so called from having four carbon atoms in the molecule.

Synonyms: isocrotonic acid.

Origin: Quartene + -yl + -ic.

(01 Mar 1998)

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