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capric acid

[ kap-rik ]
/ ˈkæp rɪk /
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noun
a white crystalline organic acid with an unpleasant odor, C10H20O2, found as a glyceride in goat fat: the esters are used in perfumes and flavors.
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Origin of capric acid

1830–40; <Latin capr-, stem of caper goat (see caper1) + -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for capric acid

capric acid
/ (ˈkæprɪk) /

noun
another name for decanoic acid

Word Origin for capric acid

C19: from Latin caper goat, so named from its smell
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Medical definitions for capric acid

capric acid
[ kăprĭk ]

n.
A fatty acid obtained from animal fats and oils and used in the manufacture of perfumes and fruit flavorings.
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