Caproic-acid meaning

kə-prō'ĭk, kă-
An odorous liquid fatty acid, C6 H12 O2 , found in milk fat and plant oils or synthesized and used in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals and flavorings.
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A colorless, liquid fatty acid, CH3(CH2)4COOH, found in butter and other animal fats and used in the manufacture of esters.
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An odorous liquid fatty acid, C6 H12 O2 , found in milk fat and plant oils or synthesized and used in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals and flavorings.
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(organic chemistry) A liquid fatty acid, CH3(CH2)4COOH, obtained from animal fats, and used in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals and flavours.
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Origin of caproic-acid

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