caproic acid

noun ca·pro·ic acid \ kə-ˈprō-ik- \

Definition of caproic acid

: a liquid fatty acid C6H12O2 that is found as a glycerol ester in fats and oils or made synthetically and used in pharmaceuticals and flavorings

Origin and Etymology of caproic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin capr-, caper


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caproic acid

noun ca·pro·ic acid \ kə-ˌprō-ik- \

medical Definition of caproic acid

: a liquid fatty acid C6H12O2 that is found as a glycerol ester in fats and oils or made synthetically and used in pharmaceuticals and flavors called also hexanoic acid

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