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Related to capric acid: caprylic acid
See decanoic acid.
[From Latin caper, capr-, goat (from its smell).]
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(Elements & Compounds) another name for decanoic acid
[C19: from Latin caper goat, so named from its smell]
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cap′ric ac′id(ˈkæp rɪk)
an organic acid, C10H20O2, found as a glyceride in goat fat: used in making perfumes and flavorings.
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|Noun||1.||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
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