any of four bivalent isomeric groups having the formula –C 4 H 8 –.


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    of the nature of, resembling, or containing butter. Historical Examples Cooley’s Practical Receipts, Volume II Arnold Cooley A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines Andrew Ure adjective of, containing, or resembling butter

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    any acetal of butyraldehyde.

  • Butyraldehyde

    a clear, colorless, flammable liquid, C 4 H 8 O, used chiefly as an intermediate in the manufacture of resins and rubber cement. noun a colourless flammable pungent liquid used in the manufacture of resins. Formula: CH3(CH2)2CHO butyraldehyde (by’tə-rāl’də-hīd’) A transparent, highly flammable liquid used in making resins. Chemical formula: C4H8O.

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    a salt or ester of butyric acid. Historical Examples Leather K. J. Adcock The Art of Perfumery G. W. Septimus Piesse noun any salt or ester of butyric acid, containing the monovalent group C3H7COO- or ion C3H7COO– butyrate (by’tə-rāt’) A salt or ester of butyric acid, containing the radical C3H7CO.

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