(?), a. [L. caper goat.] (Chem.) Of or pertaining to capric acid or its derivatives.
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Capric acid (also called decanoic acid), C9H19.CO.OH, Caprylic acid (also called octanoic acid), C7H15.CO2.H, and Caproic acid (also called hexanoic acid), C5H11.CO2.H, 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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(k*prt"ch), n. [It. See Caprice.] 1. (Mus.) A piece in a free form, with frequent digressions from the theme; a fantasia; -- often called caprice.
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2. A caprice; a freak; a fancy. Shak.
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(k*prt*ch"s), a. [It.] (Mus) In a free, fantastic style.
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