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octo- +‎ -ic


octoic (not comparable)

  1. (chemistry) Pertaining to, derived from, or resembling octane; used specifically to designate any of a group of acids including caprylic acid.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for octoic in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)