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Meaning of QUARTENYLIC

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Quar"ten*yl"ic\, a. [Quartene + -yl + -ic.] (Chem.)
Pertaining to, or designating, an acid of the acrylic acid
series, metameric with crotonic acid, and obtained as a
colorless liquid; -- so called from having four carbon atoms
in the molecule. Called also isocrotonic acid.

 

 

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