caprylic acid[kə pril′ik]
caprylic acid definition by Webster's New World
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a fatty acid, (CH)(CH)COOH, with a rancid taste: used in the synthesis of dyes, drugs, perfumes, etc.
Origin: capr(ic acid) plush -yl plush -ic
caprylic acid definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A liquid fatty acid, C8H1602, found in butter and other fats and oils and having a rancid taste. It is used in the manufacture of dyes and perfumes.
Origin: capr(ic acid) + -yl + -ic.
caprylic acid - Medical Definition
A liquid fatty acid found in butter and other fats and oils and having a rancid taste; used in the manufacture of dyes.