Valeric-acid meaning

və-lîr'ĭk, -lĕr'-
A colorless liquid, C5 H10 O2 , used in flavorings, perfumes, plasticizers, and pharmaceuticals.
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Any of four isomeric fatty acids, C4H9COOH, some originally found in valerian root, but all now made synthetically: used in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals, flavors, perfumes, etc.
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A colorless, liquid organic acid that occurs in four isomeric forms and has a disagreeable odor. It occurs naturally in oils from certain marine animals and plants, and is used in flavorings, perfumes, plasticizers, and pharmaceuticals. Chemical formula: C5H10O2.
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(chemistry) A short chain aliphatic carboxylic acid, CH3(CH2)3COOH, obtained from the roots of valerian; used in perfume, flavourings, pharmaceuticals.
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Origin of valeric-acid

  • valer(ian) (from its occurrence in the plant's root) –ic
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition