valeric acid 3 COOH)

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valeric acid (CH3(CH2)3COOH)

[vəler′ik]
an organic acid with a foul odor found in the roots of Valeriana officinalis. Commercially prepared, it is used in the production of perfumes, flavors, lubricants, and certain drugs. Also known as pantothenic acid.