caprylic acid
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary capryl, a radical contained in it Date: 1845 a fatty acid C8H16O2 of rancid odor occurring in fats and oils and used especially in the synthesis of esters for perfumes

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  • Caprylic acid — Caprylic acid …   Wikipedia

  • caprylic acid — [kə pril′ik] n. [ CAPR(IC ACID) + YL + IC] a fatty acid, (CH3)(CH2) 6COOH, with a rancid taste: used in the synthesis of dyes, drugs, perfumes, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Caprylic 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

  • caprylic acid — oktano rūgštis statusas T sritis chemija formulė H(CH₂)₇COOH atitikmenys: angl. caprylic acid; octanoic acid rus. каприловая кислота; октановая кислота …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • caprylic acid — A fatty acid found among the hydrolysis products of fat in butter, coconut oil, and other substances. SYN: octanoic acid. * * * ca·pryl·ic acid kə .pril ik n a fatty acid C8H16O2 of rancid odor occurring in fats and oils and used in perfumes… …   Medical dictionary

  • caprylic acid — an oily organic acid, C8H16O2, with an unpleasant odor found as a glyceride in goat and other animal fats, and used in perfumes and dyes. Also called octanoic acid. [1835 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • caprylic acid — noun a fatty acid having a rancid taste; found in butter and other fats and oils • Hypernyms: ↑saturated fatty acid …   Useful english dictionary

  • caprylic acid — noun A fatty acid, CH(CH)COOH, obtained from butter and other animal fats, and used in the manufacture of perfumes and flavours …   Wiktionary

  • caprylic acid — ca•pryl′ic ac′id [[t]kəˈprɪl ɪk[/t]] n. chem. a colorless, oily liquid, C8H16O2, with an unpleasant odor, used in perfumes and dyes • Etymology: 1835–45; capr(ic acid)+ yl+ ic …   From formal English to slang

  • caprylic — adjective Of or pertaining to caprylic acid or its derivatives; octanoic …   Wiktionary

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