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rancid

 [ran´sid]
having a musty, rank taste or smell; applied to fats that have undergone decomposition, with the liberation of fatty acids.

ran·cid

(ran'sid),
Having a disagreeable odor and taste, usually characterizing fat undergoing oxidation or bacterial decomposition to more volatile odoriferous substances.
[L. rancidus, stinking, rank]

rancid

adjective Referring to a state of food that is marked by a musty, sour, disagreeable or otherwise unpleasant taste or odour. It is typically due to oxidation-related deterioration of unsaturated fatty acids and hydrolysis of triglycerides into mono- and diglycerides, glycerol and free fatty acids.

ran·cid

(ran'sid)
Having a disagreeable odor and taste, usually characterizing fat undergoing oxidation or bacterial decomposition to more volatile malodorous substances.
[L. rancidus, stinking, rank]

rancid

having a musty, rank taste or smell; applied to fats that have undergone decomposition, with the liberation of fatty acids.