octanoic acid

[ ok-tuh-noh-ik, ok- ]
/ ˈɒk təˈnoʊ ɪk, ˌɒk- /

noun Chemistry.

Origin of octanoic acid

1905–10; octane + -oic denoting an organic acid containing a carboxyl group, apparently after caproic acid
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