valeric acid

va·le·ric acid

noun \və-ˌlir-ik-\

Definition of VALERIC ACID

: 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 acid b : isovaleric acid c : a liquid acid existing in three optically isomeric forms and occurring usually in the dextrorotatory form in a few essential oils d : pivalic acid

Variants of VALERIC ACID

va·le·ric acid also va·le·ri·an·ic acid \və-ˌlir-ē-ˌan-ik-\

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