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capric acid

[kap-rik] /ˈkæp rɪk/
a white crystalline organic acid with an unpleasant odor, C 10 H 20 O 2 , found as a glyceride in goat fat: the esters are used in perfumes and flavors.
Origin of capric acid
1830-40; < Latin capr-, stem of caper goat (see caper1) + -ic Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for capric-acid

capric acid

another name for decanoic acid
Word Origin
C19: from Latin caper goat, so named from its smell
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capric-acid in Medicine

capric acid cap·ric acid (kāp'rĭk)
A fatty acid obtained from animal fats and oils and used in the manufacture of perfumes and fruit flavorings.

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