heptanoic acid

noun
hep·​ta·​no·​ic acid | \ ˌhep-tə-ˌnō-ik- How to pronounce heptanoic acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of heptanoic acid

: an oily fatty acid C7H14O2 used chiefly in making esters

called also enanthic acid

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“Heptanoic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/heptanoic%20acid. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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