<chemistry> Of, pertaining to, or designating, a complex ketonic acid, C5H6O3, obtained as a white crystalline substance; so called because once supposed to contain a peculiar radical of four carbon atoms.

Synonyms: acetyl-acrylic acid.

See: Tetra-.

(01 Mar 1998)

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