caprylic acid

noun ca·pryl·ic acid \ kə-ˈpri-lik- \
|Updated on: 14 Aug 2018

Definition of caprylic acid

: a fatty acid C8H16O2 of rancid odor occurring in fats and oils and used especially in the synthesis of esters for perfumes

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Origin and Etymology of caprylic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary capryl, a radical contained in it


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caprylic acid

noun ca·pryl·ic acid \ kə-ˌpril-ik- \

medical Definition of caprylic acid

: a fatty acid C8H16O2 of rancid odor occurring in fats and oils and used in perfumes called also octanoic acid

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