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  1. butyric acidnoun

    butanoic acid

  2. butyric acidnoun

    Either of the two isomeric carboxylic acids, normal butyric acid and isobutyric acid, with the chemical formula CHCOOH, occurring in animal milk fat.

    butanoic acid

  3. butyric acidnoun

    Solely the straight chain isomer of the above, normal butyric acid or n-butyric acid, CH(CH)COOH, a short chain fatty acid; its glyceride is one of the principle components of the flavour of butter.

    butanoic acid

Princeton's WordNet

  1. butyric acid, butanoic acidnoun

    an unpleasant smelling fatty acid found especially in butter

    butanoic acid

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Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. butyric acid

    Butanoic acid, CH3CH2CH2-COOH

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