\\kəˈprinik, (ˈ)ka|p-\ adjective
Etymology: probably from German kaprin- (probably modification, influenced by Latin caprinus caprine, of French caprique capric) + English -ic

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caˈprinic, a. Chem.
[f. L. caprīn-us of a goat, caprine + -ic.]
In caprinic acid: an older name for capric acid.
c 1865 J. Wylde in Circ. Sc. I. 333/2.

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  • caprinic — ca·prin·ic …   English syllables

  • caprinic —   a. pertaining to or like goat …   Dictionary of difficult words

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