capric acid
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin capr-, caper goat; from its odor — more at capriole Date: 1830 a fatty acid C10H20O2 found in fats and oils and used in flavors and perfumes

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  • Capric acid — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • capric acid — [kap′rik] n. [< L caper, goat (see CAPRIOLE) + IC: named from its goatlike smell] a crystalline fatty acid, CH3 (CH2) 8COOH, occurring as a glyceride in natural fats and oils, used in making artificial fruit flavors, perfumes, etc …   English World dictionary

  • capric acid — Rutic Ru tic (r[udd] t[i^]k), a. [Cf. {Rutaceous}.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, rue ({Ruta}); as, rutic acid, now commonly called {capric acid}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • capric acid — dekano rūgštis statusas T sritis chemija formulė H(CH₂)₉COOH atitikmenys: angl. capric acid; decanoic acid rus. декановая кислота; каприновая кислота …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • capric acid — noun a fatty acid found in animal oils and fats; has an unpleasant smell resembling goats • Syn: ↑decanoic acid • Hypernyms: ↑saturated fatty acid * * * noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary capri + ic; from …   Useful english dictionary

  • capric acid — cap·ric acid .kap rik n a fatty acid C10H20O2 found in fats and oils and used in flavors and perfumes called also decanoic acid * * * cap·ric ac·id (kapґrik) a saturated ten carbon fatty acid occurring as a minor constituent of numerous fats and… …   Medical dictionary

  • capric acid — /kap rik/ a white crystalline organic acid with an unpleasant odor, C10H20O2, found as a glyceride in goat fat: the esters are used in perfumes and flavors. Also called decanoic acid, decoic acid, decylic acid. [1830 40; < L capr , s. of caper… …   Universalium

  • capric acid — noun A fatty acid, CH(CH)COOH, obtained from animal fats, and used in the manufacture of perfumes and flavours. Syn: decanoic acid, rutic acid, rutinic acid See Also: caprate …   Wiktionary

  • capric acid — cap′ric ac′id [[t]ˈkæp rɪk[/t]] n. chem. an organic acid, C10H20O2, found as a glyceride in goat fat: used in making perfumes and flavorings • Etymology: 1830–40; < L capr , s. of caper goat (see caper I) + ic …   From formal English to slang

  • n-capric acid — A fatty acid found among the hydrolysis products of fat in goat s milk, cow s milk, and other substances. Cf.:n.caproic acid, caprylic acid. SYN: n decanoic acid …   Medical dictionary

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