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octanoic acid

[ok-tuh-noh-ik, ok-]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. caprylic acid.
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Origin of octanoic acid

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