butyric acid

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butyric acid

A colorless organic acid, C4H8O2, occurring in animal milk fats and used in disinfectants, emulsifying agents, and pharmaceuticals. Also called butanoic acid.

butyric acid

(Elements & Compounds) a carboxylic acid existing in two isomeric forms, one of which produces the smell in rancid butter. Its esters are used in flavouring. Formula: C3(CH2)2COOH
[C19 butyric, from Latin būtyrum butter]

butyr′ic ac′id

either of two isomeric acids having the formula C4H8O2, esp. a rancid liquid occurring in spoiled butter.

bu·tyr·ic acid

A colorless fatty acid found in butter and certain plant oils. It has an unpleasant odor and is used in disinfectants and drugs.
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Noun1.butyric acid - an unpleasant smelling fatty acid found especially in butter
saturated fatty acid - a fatty acid whose carbon chain cannot absorb any more hydrogen atoms; found chiefly in animal fats
hydroxybutyric acid, oxybutyric acid - hydroxy derivative of butyric acid
acide butyrique
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Hence, lactate-dominant fermentation found in UH-fertilized silage was likely to be the result of the repression of undesirable butyrate fermentation but not the promotion of lactate fermentation.
In conclusion, the present study suggests that application of nitrogen fertilizers to tropical pastures for ensiling is important to the quality of silage fermentation, and that high levels of nitrogen fertilization do not necessarily lead to undesirable butyrate fermentation of tropical silage.