a salt or ester of butyric acid.
Historical Examples

Leather K. J. Adcock
The Art of Perfumery G. W. Septimus Piesse

any salt or ester of butyric acid, containing the monovalent group C3H7COO- or ion C3H7COO–
A salt or ester of butyric acid, containing the radical C3H7CO.


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