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
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2013) due to the fact that butyric acid can act as an energy source for animals (Mahdavi and Torki, 2009), inhibit enteric pathogens (Namkung et al.
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The researchers also looked at microbial production of the short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) butyric acid and acetic acid.
They used milk partly "lipolyzed", producing butyric acid, which stabilised the milk from further fermentation.
Despite a rise in ruminal butyric acid, acetate and propionate were not affected (P [greater than or equal to] 0.
In order to study effect of various concentrations of Indole butyric acid (IBA), Naphthalene acetic acid (NAA) and mixture of these two hormones (IBA+NAA) on the rooting of semi-hardwood cutting of the Azalea alexander L.
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Taurine, a partial agonist at inhibitory glycine and [gamma]-amino butyric acid receptors, was added to the daily diet of rats to examine its effects on chronic tinnitus and normal auditory discrimination.
The feed acidifiers market could be segmented into three major categories, on the basis of acid types into: Sorbic acid, Citric acid, Butyric acid, Acetic acid, Tartaric acid, Lactic acid, Malic acid, Formic acid, Fumaric acid, Propionic acid, and Benzoic acid, and on the basis of its end users into: Pig farming, Poultry, Cattle farming and others.
The butyric acid content was certified after a preliminary study of methods.
However, affinity towards the gamma-amino butyric acid receptor has also been demonstrated.