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caprylic acid

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noun
an oily organic acid, C8H16O2, with an unpleasant odor found as a glyceride in goat and other animal fats, and used in perfumes and dyes.
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Also called octanoic acid.

Origin of caprylic acid

First recorded in 1835–45

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