Definitions

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

  • adj.

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

Etymologies

capr(ic acid) + -yl + -ic.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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