Definition of caproic acid in English:

caproic acid

Line breaks: cap|roic acid
Pronunciation: /kəˈprəʊɪk
 
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noun

[mass noun] Chemistry
A liquid fatty acid present in milk fat and coconut and palm oils.
More example sentences
  • Antifibrinolytic agents such as aprotinin and epsilon amino caproic acid have been used to reduce blood loss after cardiac surgery in children.
  • To achieve this, amino caproic acid was incorporated for the first time into the pollen germination medium.
  • The thiourea group that links the chromophore to the caproic acid is shown to modulate the emission properties of the FITC-ACA.

Origin

mid 19th century: caproic from Latin caper, capr- 'goat' (because of its smell) + -ic.

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