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butyric

[byoo-tir-ik] /byuˈtɪr ɪk/
adjective, Chemistry
1.
pertaining to or derived from butyric acid.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < Latin būtȳr(um) butter + -ic
Related forms
butyrically, adverb
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Examples for butyric
  • The crew was ordered to the higher decks and armed with smoke bombs and bottles of butyric acid, which are mega stink bombs.
Word Origin and History for butyric
adj.

1826, from stem of Latin butyrum "butter" (see butter (n.)) + -ic.

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