Butanoic-acid meaning

byo͝otə-nōĭk
(organic chemistry) The chemical compound with the formula CH3(CH2)2COOH, a short chain fatty acid; its glyceride is one of the principle components of the flavour of butter.
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Origin of butanoic-acid

  • butan(e) –oic

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • butane + -oic acid

    From Wiktionary