butyric

[byoo-tir-ik]

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
adj.

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

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