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Medical Term:

acrylic acids

Pronunciation: ă-kril′ik as′idz


A series of unsaturated aliphatic acids of the general formula R=CH—COOH; the prototype, acrylic acid (R = CH2) or 2-propenoic acid, is derived from propionic acid by reduction or from glycerol by dehydration.

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