caproic acid[kə prō′ik]
caproic acid definition by Webster's New World
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a colorless, liquid fatty acid, CH(CH)COOH, found in butter and other animal fats and used in the manufacture of esters
Origin: capro- (for Classical Latin caper, goat: see capriole) plush -ic: so named from its smell
caproic acid definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A liquid fatty acid, CH3(CH2)4COOH, found in animal fats and oils or synthesized and used in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals and flavorings.
Origin: From Latin caper, capr-, goat (from the acid's goatlike smell).
caproic acid - Medical Definition
A liquid fatty acid found in animal fats and oils or synthesized and used in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals.