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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Inability of most of the single butyrate-producing strains to grow and degrade substrate at different fermentationconditions is one of the major barriers for butyrate fermentation.
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.
Butyrate fermentation with undefined mixed cultures, however, has been largely ignored for a long time, caused by the low yields and product contamination with co-products, such as acetate, propionate and valerate (Zigova and sturdik, 2000; Agler et al.