caproic acid(redirected from CH3[CH2]4COOH)
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caproic acid(kə-prō′ĭk, kă-)
An odorous liquid fatty acid, C6H12O2, found in milk fat and plant oils or synthesized and used in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals and flavorings. Also called hexanoic acid.
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