capric acid


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cap·ric acid

 (kăp′rĭk)
[From Latin caper, capr-, goat (from its smell).]

capric acid

(ˈkæprɪk)
n
(Elements & Compounds) another name for decanoic acid
[C19: from Latin caper goat, so named from its smell]

cap′ric ac′id

(ˈkæp rɪk)
n.
an organic acid, C10H20O2, found as a glyceride in goat fat: used in making perfumes and flavorings.
[1830–40; < Latin capr-, s. of caper goat (see caper1) + -ic]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.capric acid - a fatty acid found in animal oils and fats; has an unpleasant smell resembling goats
saturated fatty acid - a fatty acid whose carbon chain cannot absorb any more hydrogen atoms; found chiefly in animal fats
Translations
Caprinsäure
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Supplemental effect of medicinal plant by-products on the fatty acid compositions of Longissimus dorsi muscle in Hanwoo steers fed a total mixed ration Treatment (1) Items Control MPBP30 MPBP50 Numbers of animals 9 9 9 Fatty acid composition (g/kg meat) Capric acid (C10:0) 0.
The major acid components of oil found by TLC were caproic acid, caprylic acid, capric acid, myristic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid, oleic acid, etc.
Eventually, the team identified capric acid, undecanoic acid and laurie acid as active compounds.
boulardii has been found to significantly inhibit Candida adhesion, hyphae growth, and biofilm formation, an effect mediated by capric acid secretion.
Fatty acids from butyric acid to capric acid are neutral with respect to serum cholesterol metabolism, in contrast polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) have been reported to reduce plasma cholesterol concentrations [7].
Analyses revealed a number of organic chemicals, including formic acid, acetic acid and capric acid, Hilts said.
Coconut oil also contains caprylic acid and capric acid, both natural antifungals known to fight yeast overgrowth.