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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Capric  \Cap"ric\,  a.  [L.  caper  goat.]  (Chem.) 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  capric  acid  or  its  derivatives. 
 
  {Capric  acid},  {C9H19.CO2H},  {Caprylic  acid},  {C7H15.CO2H}, 
  and  {Caproic  acid},  {C5H11.CO2H},  are  fatty  acids 
  occurring  in  small  quantities  in  butter,  cocoanut  oil, 
  etc.,  united  with  glycerin;  they  are  colorless  oils,  or 
  white  crystalline  solids,  of  an  unpleasant  odor  like  that 
  of  goats  or  sweat. 




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