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
butan(e) + -oic.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
butane + -oic acid (Wiktionary)