butyric acid bu·tyr·ic acid (byōō-tēr'ĭk)
Either of two colorless isomeric acids occurring in animal milk fats and used in disinfectants, emulsifying agents, and pharmaceuticals. Also called butanoic acid.
|butyric acid (by-tîr'ĭk) Pronunciation Key
Either of two colorless fatty acids found in butter and certain plant oils. It has an unpleasant odor and is used in emulsifying agents, disinfectants and drugs. Chemical formula: C4H8O2.