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for Butyric acid
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Butyric \Bu*tyr"ic\, a. (Chem.)
Pertaining to, or derived from, butter.
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.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: an unpleasant smelling fatty acid found especially in
butter [syn: butyric acid, butanoic acid]
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