Meaning of propionic acid

pro'pion'ic ac'id

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— Chem., Pharm. Chem.,Pharm.
  1. a colorless, oily, water-soluble liquid, CHO, having a pungent odor: used in making bread-mold-inhibiting propionates, in perfumery, and in medicine as a topical fungicide.
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