American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
- n. organic chemistry A fatty acid, CH3(CH2)6COOH, obtained from butter and other animal fats, and used in the manufacture of perfumes and flavours.
- 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)
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