Meaning of caproic acid

ca•pro'ic ac'id

Pronunciation: (ku-prō'ik), [key]
  1. an oily, colorless or yellow liquid, CHO, with an odor like limburger cheese, usually obtained from fatty animal tissue or coconut oil, or synthesized: used chiefly in the manufacture of flavoring agents. Also called
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