Capric Cap"ric, a. [L. caper goat.] (Chem.) Of or pertaining to capric acid or its derivatives. [1913 Webster]

{Capric acid} (also called {decanoic acid}), {C9H19.CO.OH}, {Caprylic acid} (also called {octanoic acid}), {C7H15.CO2.H}, and {Caproic acid} (also called {hexanoic acid}), {C5H11.CO2.H}, are fatty acids occurring in small quantities in butter, cocoanut oil, etc., united with glycerin; they are colorless oils, or white crystalline solids, of an unpleasant odor like that of goats or sweat. [1913 Webster] ||

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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