capric acid

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noun cap·ric acid \ˈka-prik-\

Definition of capric acid

  1. :  a fatty acid C10H20O2 found in fats and oils and used in flavors and perfumes

Origin and Etymology of capric acid

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin capr-, caper goat; from its odor — more at capriole


First Known Use: 1830


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capric acid

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noun cap·ric acid \ˌkap-rik-\

Medical Definition of capric acid

  1. :  a fatty acid C10H20O2 found in fats and oils and used in flavors and perfumes—called also decanoic acid


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