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caprylic acid

noun ca·pryl·ic acid \kə-ˈpri-lik-\

Definition of CAPRYLIC ACID

:  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

caprylic acid

noun ca·pryl·ic acid \kə-ˌpril-ik-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CAPRYLIC ACID

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

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