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caprylic acid

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noun ca·pryl·ic acid \kə-ˈpri-lik-\

Definition of caprylic acid

  1. :  a fatty acid C8H16O2 of rancid odor occurring in fats and oils and used especially in the synthesis of esters for perfumes



Origin of caprylic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary capryl, a radical contained in it


First Known Use: 1845


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caprylic acid

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noun ca·pryl·ic acid \kə-ˌpril-ik-\

Medical Definition of caprylic acid

  1. :  a fatty acid C8H16O2 of rancid odor occurring in fats and oils and used in perfumes—called also octanoic acid




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