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A salt or ester of caproic acid.
- ‘Weekly treatment with 17 alpha-hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17P) recently was shown to reduce the rate of recurrent preterm birth in singleton gestations.’
- ‘by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts - 1848 When a mixture of caproate of baryta with alcohol and oil of vitriol is heated, caproic ether soon rises to the surface.’
- ‘The fatty acids employed were sodium butyrate,. sodium caproate, palmitic acid, stearic acid and linoleic acid.’
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