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octanoic acid

[ok-tuh-noh-ik, ok-] /ˈɒk təˈnoʊ ɪk, ˌɒk-/
noun, Chemistry.
Origin of octanoic acid
1905-10; octane + -oic denoting an organic acid containing a carboxyl group, apparently after caproic acid Unabridged
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