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butyric


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Butyric  \Bu*tyr"ic\,  a.  (Chem.) 
  Pertaining  to  or  derived  from  butter. 
 
  {Butyric  acid},  {C3H7.CO2H},  an  acid  found  in  butter;  an 
  oily,  limpid  fluid,  having  the  smell  of  rancid  butter,  and 
  an  acrid  taste,  with  a  sweetish  aftertaste,  like  that  of 
  ether.  There  are  two  metameric  butyric  acids,  called  in 
  distinction  the  normal-  and  iso-butyric  acid.  The  normal 
  butyric  acid  is  the  one  common  in  rancid  butter. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  butyric 
  adj  :  relating  to  or  producing  butyric  acid 




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