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butyric acid

butyric acid

noun

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

First Known Use of BUTYRIC ACID

1826

butyric acid

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

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 perspiration b :  isobutyric acid

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