butyric acid

noun

Definition of butyric acid

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

First Known Use of butyric acid

1826


Medical Dictionary

butyric acid

noun

Medical Definition of butyric acid

  1. :  either of two isomeric fatty acids C4H8O2:a:  a normal acid of unpleasant odor found in rancid butter and in perspirationb:  isobutyric acid


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