capric acid

noun
cap·​ric acid | \ ˈka-prik- How to pronounce capric acid (audio) \

Definition of capric acid

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

First Known Use of capric acid

1830, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for capric acid

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

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The first known use of capric acid was in 1830

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“Capric acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/capric%20acid. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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capric acid

noun
cap·​ric acid | \ ˌkap-rik- How to pronounce capric acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of capric acid

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

called also decanoic acid

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