butyric acid

noun
Updated on: 14 Apr 2018

Definition of butyric acid

: either of two isomeric fatty acids C4H8O2; especially : the straight-chain acid of unpleasant odor normally found in perspiration and rancid butter

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1826

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butyric acid

noun

medical Definition of butyric acid

: either of two isomeric fatty acids C4H8O2:
a : a normal acid of unpleasant odor found in rancid butter and in perspiration

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