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  • n. The triglyceride of capric acid; a constituent of butterfat

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A substance found in butter, which, with butyrin and caprone, gives the butter its peculiar taste and odor. It is a compound of capric acid and glycerin, or a caprate of glycerin.


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