[ kap-rik ]
/ ˈkæp rɪk /
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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British Dictionary definitions for capric acid
/ (ˈkæprɪk) /
another name for decanoic acid
Word Origin for capric acid
C19: from Latin caper goat, so named from its smell
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Medicine definitions for capric acid
[ kăp′rĭk ]
A fatty acid obtained from animal fats and oils and used in the manufacture of perfumes and fruit flavorings.
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