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butyric acid

noun

Definition of butyric acid

  1. :  either of two isomeric fatty acids C4H8O2; especially :  the straight-chain acid of unpleasant odor normally found in perspiration and rancid butter



1826

First Known Use of butyric acid

1826


Medical Dictionary

butyric acid

noun

Medical Definition of butyric acid

  1. :  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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