butyric

adjective
bu·tyr·ic | \ byü-ˈtir-ik \

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

adjective
bu·tyr·ic | \ byü-ˈtir-ik \

Medical Definition of butyric 

: relating to or producing butyric acid butyric fermentation

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