butyric

[ byoo-tir-ik ]
/ byuˈtɪr ɪk /
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adjective Chemistry.

pertaining to or derived from butyric acid.

Nearby words

  1. butylene group,
  2. butyraceous,
  3. butyral,
  4. butyraldehyde,
  5. butyrate,
  6. butyric acid,
  7. butyrin,
  8. butyroid,
  9. butyrophenone,
  10. butyryl

Origin of butyric

1820–30; < Latin būtȳr(um) butter + -ic

Related formsbu·tyr·i·cal·ly, adverb

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Word Origin and History for butyric

butyric

adj.

1826, from stem of Latin butyrum "butter" (see butter (n.)) + -ic.

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