capric acid


cap·ric acid

noun \ˈka-prik-\

Definition of CAPRIC ACID

:  a fatty acid C10H20O2 found in fats and oils and used in flavors and perfumes

Origin of CAPRIC ACID

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin capr-, caper goat; from its odor — more at capriole
First Known Use: 1830

cap·ric acid

noun \ˌkap-rik-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CAPRIC ACID

: a fatty acid C10H20O2 found in fats and oils and used in flavors and perfumes—called also decanoic acid

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