valeric acid

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va·le·ric acid

 (və-lîr′ĭk, -lĕr′-)
n.
A colorless liquid, C5H10O2, used in flavorings, perfumes, plasticizers, and pharmaceuticals.

[valer(ian) (from its occurrence in the plant's root) + -ic.]
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valeric acid

n
(Elements & Compounds) another name for pentanoic acid
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va•ler′ic ac′id

(vəˈlɛr ɪk, -ˈlɪər-)
n.
any of several isomeric organic acids having the formula C5H10O2, the common one being a liquid of pungent odor obtained from valerian roots: used chiefly as an intermediate in perfumery.
[1855–60; valer(ian) + -ic]
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Noun1.valeric acid - a clear liquid carboxylic acid used in perfumes and drugs
carboxylic acid - an organic acid characterized by one or more carboxyl groups
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Valeriansäure