Definition of butyric acid
: either of two isomeric fatty acids C4H8O2; especially : the straight-chain acid of unpleasant odor normally found in perspiration and rancid butter
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Medical Definition of butyric acid
: either of two isomeric fatty acids C4H8O2:a: a normal acid of unpleasant odor found in rancid butter and in perspirationb: isobutyric acid
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