butyric

adjective
bu·​tyr·​ic | \ byü-ˈtir-ik How to pronounce butyric (audio) \

Definition of butyric

: relating to or producing butyric acid

First Known Use of butyric

1854, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for butyric

French butyrique, from Latin butyrum butter — more at butter

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“Butyric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butyric. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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butyric

adjective
bu·​tyr·​ic | \ byü-ˈtir-ik How to pronounce butyric (audio) \

Medical Definition of butyric

: relating to or producing butyric acid butyric fermentation

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