What does Butyric acid mean?

Butyric acid meaning in Medical Dictionary

An acid who has four carbons inside it. The formula for butyric acid is: CH3-CH2-CH2-COOH.

Butyric acid meaning in General Dictionary

an unpleasant smelling fatty acid found particularly in butter

Sentence Examples with the word Butyric acid

Normal butyric acid or fermentation butyric acid is found in butter, as an hexyl ester in the oil of Heracleum giganteum and as an octyl ester in parsnip (Pastinaca sativa); it has also been noticed in the fluids of the flesh and in perspiration.

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