capric acid

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cap·ric acid

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

capric acid

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

cap′ric ac′id

(ˈkæp rɪk)
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]
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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