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
Words nearby caprylic acid
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Medical definitions for caprylic acid
[ kə-prĭl′ĭk, kă- ]
A liquid fatty acid found in butter and other fats and oils and having a rancid taste; used in the manufacture of dyes.
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