capric acidcap·ric acid
a crystalline fatty acid, CH(CH)COOH, occurring as a glyceride in natural fats and oils, used in making artificial fruit flavors, perfumes, etc.
Origin of capric acid; from Classical Latin caper, goat (see capriole) + -ic: named from its goatlike smell
See decanoic acid.
Origin of capric acidFrom Latin caper, capr-, goat (from its smell).