Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Noting butyric acid in which one hydrogen atom is replaced by hydroxyl.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Chem.) Hydroxybutyric; designating any one of a group of metameric acids ((C3H6.OH).CO2H).

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  • adjective chemistry hydroxybutyric

Etymologies

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oxy- +‎ butyric

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