caprylic-acid

caprylic acid

noun
an oily organic acid, C 8 H 16 O 2 , with an unpleasant odor found as a glyceride in goat and other animal fats, and used in perfumes and dyes.
Also called octanoic acid.


Origin:
1835–45

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caprylic acid ca·pryl·ic acid (kə-prĭl'ĭk, kā-)
n.
A liquid fatty acid found in butter and other fats and oils and having a rancid taste; used in the manufacture of dyes.

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