butyric acid

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butyric acid

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

(bjuːˈtɪrɪk)
n
(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]
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butyr′ic ac′id


n.
either of two isomeric acids having the formula C4H8O2, esp. a rancid liquid occurring in spoiled butter.
[1820–30]
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bu·tyr·ic acid

(byo͞o-tîr′ĭk)
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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Translations
Buttersäure
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acide butyrique
kwas masłowy
smörsyra