from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A liquid fatty acid, C8H1602, found in butter and other fats and oils and having a rancid taste. It is used in the manufacture of dyes and perfumes.
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- n. A fatty acid, CH3(CH2)6COOH, obtained from butter and other animal fats, and used in the manufacture of perfumes and flavours.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a fatty acid having a rancid taste; found in butter and other fats and oils
capr(ic acid) + -yl + -ic.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)