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 for butyric
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Butyric \Bu*tyr"ic\, a. (Chem.)
     Pertaining to, or derived from, butter.
     [1913 Webster]
     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.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: relating to or producing butyric acid

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