ca·pro·ic acid (kə-prōʹĭk, kă-) n.
A liquid fatty acid, CH3(CH2)4COOH, found in animal fats and oils or synthesized and used in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals and flavorings.
  [From Latin caper, capr-, goat (from the acid's goatlike smell).]

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Universalium. 2010.

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