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hexanoic acid

[hek-suh-noh-ik, hek-suh-]
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noun
  1. caproic acid.

Origin of hexanoic acid

First recorded in 1925–30; hexane + -o- + -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for hexanoic acid

hexanoic acid

noun
  1. an insoluble oily carboxylic acid found in coconut and palm oils and in milk. Formula: C 5 H 11 COOH

Word Origin

C20: from hexane + -oic
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