butyric

adjective

bu·​tyr·​ic byü-ˈtir-ik How to pronounce butyric (audio)
: relating to or producing butyric acid

Examples of butyric in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In recent days, activists have tried to one-up the whalers by throwing butyric bombs on board the vessels. Aline Reynolds, Discover Magazine, 19 Feb. 2010

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Word History

Etymology

French butyrique, from Latin butyrum butter — more at butter

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of butyric was in 1854

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Cite this Entry

“Butyric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butyric. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

butyric

adjective
bu·​tyr·​ic byü-ˈtir-ik How to pronounce butyric (audio)
: relating to or producing butyric acid
butyric fermentation
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