Butyric Bu*tyr"ic, a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, butter. [1913 Webster]

{Butyric acid}, {C3H7.CO2H}, an acid found in butter; an oily, limpid fluid, having the smell of rancid butter, and an acrid taste, with a sweetish aftertaste, like that of ether. There are two metameric butyric acids, called in distinction the normal- and iso-butyric acid. The normal butyric acid is the one common in rancid butter. [1913 Webster]

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  • butyric — [byo͞o tir′ik] adj. [L butyrum, BUTTER + IC] 1. of or obtained from butter 2. of or pertaining to butyric acid …   English World dictionary

  • butyric — adjective Etymology: French butyrique, from Latin butyrum butter more at butter Date: 1854 relating to or producing butyric acid < butyric fermentation > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • butyric — Relating to butter. * * * bu·tyr·ic byü tir ik adj relating to or producing butyric acid <butyric fermentation> …   Medical dictionary

  • butyric — adjective relating to or producing butyric acid • Pertains to noun: ↑butyric acid …   Useful english dictionary

  • butyric — butyrically, adv. /byooh tir ik/, adj. Chem. pertaining to or derived from butyric acid. [1820 30; < L butyr(um) BUTTER + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • butyric — adjective a) Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of butter b) Of, pertaining to, or derived from butyric acid or any of the isomeric univalent radicals of formula CHCO …   Wiktionary

  • butyric — bu·tyr·ic || bjuː tɪrɪk adj. pertaining to butyric acid; pertaining to butter …   English contemporary dictionary

  • butyric — bu•tyr•ic [[t]byuˈtɪr ɪk[/t]] adj. chem. pertaining to or derived from butyric acid • Etymology: 1820–30; < L būtȳr(um) butter+ ic bu•tyr′i•cal•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • butyric — /bjuˈtɪrɪk/ (say byooh tirik) adjective relating to or derived from butyric acid. {Latin būtyrum butter + ic} …   Australian English dictionary

  • butyric — bu·tyr·ic …   English syllables

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