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1. relating to or producing butyric acid;

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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

butyric adj 1: relating to or producing butyric acid