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propionic acid

  

      n      the former name for       propanoic acid  
     (C19: from Greek pro- first + pionic from pion fat, because it is first in order of the fatty acids)  
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propanoic acid  
      n   a colourless liquid carboxylic acid used in inhibiting the growth of moulds in bread. Formula: CH3CH2COOH,   (Former name)    propionic acid         
     (C20: from propane + -o- + -ic)  

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