butyric

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Etymology[edit]

From -ic and French butyrique, -ique suffixed to Latin būtȳrum, or from the Latin or butyro- +‎ ic. Piecewise doublet of buttery, butter ultimately being from the Latin and -y being a doublet of -ic.

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butyric (comparative more butyric, superlative most butyric)

  1. (rare) Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of butter
  2. (organic chemistry) Of, pertaining to, or derived from butyric acid or any of the isomeric univalent radicals of formula C3H7CO2-

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