capric acid

noun cap·ric acid \ ˈka-prik- \

Definition of capric acid

: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


Medical Dictionary

capric acid

noun cap·ric acid \ ˌkap-rik- \

medical Definition of capric acid

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

Learn More about capric acid


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up capric acid? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to praise usually to excess

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!