Definitions

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  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or derived from capric acid

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to capric acid or its derivatives.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to a goat. Also caprinic.

Etymologies

Latin goat, or the smell of a goat (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • • To make a cheddar cheese flavor for string cheese, Ms. Wright used oleic acid, reminiscent of animal fat; capric acid, which smells like candle wax; indole, found in orange-flower scent; methional, a potato-like smell; and a hint of butyric acid, which "smells of vomit."

    The Tastemaker in Her Flavor Factory

  • The oil is made mostly of silicone cyclopentasiloxane caprylic/capric triglyceride, it is made friendly and moisturizing with olive oil, macademia nut oil, kukui nut oil, grapeseed oil and wheat germ oil.

    Archive 2006-07-01

  • A dog that had never met capric acid would perhaps have no more trouble imagining its smell than we would have trouble imagining a trumpet playing one note higher than we have heard a trumpet play before.

    The God Delusion

  • A dog that had never met capric acid would, perhaps, have no more trouble imagining its smell than we would have trouble imagining a trumpet, say, playing one note higher than we've heard a trumpet play before.

    Richard Dawkins on our "queer" universe

  • Now, there's another fatty acid, capric acid, which is just like the other two, except that it has two more carbon atoms.

    Richard Dawkins on our "queer" universe

  • Its mild, pleasant aroma is due in large measure to short-chain fatty acids including butyric and capric acids, which help keep highly saturated milk fat fluid at body temperature, and which are small enough that they can evaporate into the air and reach our nose.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • The fats that make up coconut oil are nearly 90% saturated 15% caprylic and capric, 45% lauric, 18% myristic, 10% palmitic, and just 8% monounsaturated oleic, which means that they raise blood cholesterol levels.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • The sodium salts of cocoa-nut fatty acids (capric, caproic and caprylic acids) are by far the most easily hydrolysed, those of oleic acid and the fatty acids from cotton-seed oil being dissociated more readily than those of stearic acid and tallow fatty acids.

    The Handbook of Soap Manufacture

  • This oily layer consists of the "fatty acids" or rather those insoluble in water, acids like acetic, propionic, butyric, caproic, caprylic and capric, which are all more or less readily soluble in water, remaining for the most part dissolved in the aqueous portion.

    The Handbook of Soap Manufacture

  • In the saponifiable portion, glycerol was the only alcohol present, the acids being carnaubic, 10 percent; daturinic acid, 1 to 1.5 percent; palmitic acid, 25 to 28 percent; capric acid, 0.5 percent; oleic acid,

    All About Coffee

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