Definition of valeric acid in English:

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valeric acid

Pronunciation: /vəˌlerik ˈasəd/ Pronunciation: /vəˌlirik ˈasəd/


Another term for pentanoic acid.
Example sentences
  • The products were analyzed for their total valeric acid content to determine if they possessed the type and amount of valerian stated on the label.
  • Independent testing laboratories generally use valeric acid content as a marker for pharmacologic activity and represent one source for reliable information to support product choice.
  • The proportions of isobutyric and valeric acid tended to increase when zinc was added to the diet.



Pronunciation: /ˈvaləˌrāt/
Example sentences
  • Lambs fed the soybean hull diet had lower proportions of valerate than lambs fed the corn diets.
  • Children in the potent arm used 0.1% betamethasone valerate twice daily for three consecutive days, followed by a base emollient only for four days.
  • The 174 children in the study were randomly assigned to treatment with 1 percent hydrocortisone ointment twice daily for seven days or 0.1 percent betamethasone valerate twice daily for three days.


Mid 19th century: valeric from valerian + -ic.

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Syllabification: va·ler·ic ac·id

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