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male'ic anhy'dride



Chem.
a colorless crystalline, unsaturated compound, C4H2O3, that is soluble in acetone and hydrolyzes in water: used in the production of polyester resins, pesticides, and fumaric and tartaric acids.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

maleic acidmaleic hydrazide

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