Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to caprylic acid or its derivatives; octanoic

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. See under capric.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Related to or containing the radical capryl, C8H17.

Etymologies

See capric (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The shake contains caprylic triglyceride, a compound derived from coconut oil that is metabolized in the liver to produce ketone bodies, which serve as alternate brain fuel for Alzheimer's patients, the company says.

    Fueling the Brain With a Milkshake

  • • Treat yeast overgrowth with antifungal drugs such as nystatin or Diflucan or herbs such as oregano or caprylic acid.

    Mark Hyman, MD: 3 Simple Steps to Eliminate Heartburn and Acid Reflux

  • This contains mild, sulfate-free surfactants such as sodium cocoyl glutamate, caprylic acid or sodium lauroyl, from coconuts and amino acids, respectively, derived from the same natural sources as regular soap and synthetic detergents.

    Simple Skin Beauty

  • Try using a cleanser with an extra-gentle surfactant such as polysorbate 85 or 60, cocamidropropyl betaine, or caprylic acid, and make sure it has added humectants and emollients.

    Simple Skin Beauty

  • The oil is made mostly of silicone cyclopentasiloxane caprylic/capric triglyceride, it is made friendly and moisturizing with olive oil, macademia nut oil, kukui nut oil, grapeseed oil and wheat germ oil.

    Archive 2006-07-01

  • He noted that dogs can distinguish two very similar volatile fatty acids - caprylic acid and caproic acid - each diluted to one part in a million.

    The God Delusion

  • The only difference is that caprylic acid's main molecular chain is two carbon atoms longer than the main chain of caproic acid.

    The God Delusion

  • Dogs can distinguish two very similar fatty acids, extremely diluted: caprylic acid and caproic acid.

    Richard Dawkins on our "queer" universe

  • The fats that make up coconut oil are nearly 90% saturated 15% caprylic and capric, 45% lauric, 18% myristic, 10% palmitic, and just 8% monounsaturated oleic, which means that they raise blood cholesterol levels.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • This oily layer consists of the "fatty acids" or rather those insoluble in water, acids like acetic, propionic, butyric, caproic, caprylic and capric, which are all more or less readily soluble in water, remaining for the most part dissolved in the aqueous portion.

    The Handbook of Soap Manufacture

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  • Of or pertaining to an animal odor.

    May 16, 2008