Capric-acid meaning

kăp'rĭk
A crystalline fatty acid, CH3(CH2)8COOH, occurring as a glyceride in natural fats and oils, used in making artificial fruit flavors, perfumes, etc.
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(organic chemistry) A fatty acid, CH3(CH2)8COOH, obtained from animal fats, and used in the manufacture of perfumes and flavours.
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Origin of capric-acid

  • From Latin caper capr- goat (from its smell)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition