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caproic acid

noun ca·pro·ic acid \kə-ˈprō-ik-\

Definition of CAPROIC ACID

:  a liquid fatty acid C6H12O2 that is found as a glycerol ester in fats and oils or made synthetically and used in pharmaceuticals and flavorings

Origin of CAPROIC ACID

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin capr-, caper
First Known Use: 1830

caproic acid

noun ca·pro·ic acid \kə-ˌprō-ik-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CAPROIC ACID

:  a liquid fatty acid C6H12O2 that is found as a glycerol ester in fats and oils or made synthetically and used in pharmaceuticals and flavors—called also hexanoic acid

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