Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See butyric acid.

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  • n. The chemical compound with the formula CH3(CH2)2COOH, a short chain fatty acid; its glyceride is one of the principle components of the flavour of butter.

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  • n. an unpleasant smelling fatty acid found especially in butter

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

butan(e) + -oic.

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butane + -oic acid

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