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valeric acid

noun va·le·ric acid \və-ˌlir-ik-\

Medical Definition of valeric acid

  1. :  any of four isomeric fatty acids C5H10O2 or a mixture of two or more of them:a:  a liquid normal acid that has a disagreeable odor and that is used in organic synthesis—called also pentanoic acidb:  isovaleric acidc:  a liquid acid existing in three optically isomeric forms and occurring usually in the dextrorotatory form in a few essential oilsd:  pivalic acid

Variants of valeric acid

also valerianic acid \və-ˌlir-ē-ˌan-ik-\play

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a division or portion of a pool or whole

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