caproic acid

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ca·pro·ic acid

 (kə-prō′ĭk, kă-)
An odorous liquid fatty acid, C6H12O2, found in milk fat and plant oils or synthesized and used in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals and flavorings. Also called hexanoic acid.

[From Latin caper, capr-, goat (from the acid's goatlike smell).]

caproic acid

(Elements & Compounds) another name for hexanoic acid
[C19: caproic, from Latin caper goat, alluding to its smell]

ca•pro′ic ac′id

(kəˈproʊ ɪk)
an oily, odoriferous liquid, C6H12O2, used esp. to make flavoring agents.
[1830–40; alter. of capric acid]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.caproic acid - a fatty acid found in animal oils and fats or made synthetically; smells like 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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