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pro'pion'ic ac'id



Chem., Pharm.
a colorless, oily, water-soluble liquid, C3H6O2, having a pungent odor: used in making bread-mold-inhibiting propionates, in perfumery, and in medicine as a topical fungicide. Also,propanoic acid.Also called methylacetic acid.

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