CAPRYLIC

adj. pertaining to one of the odor qualities observed, four of which are described in the Crocker-Henderson odor system. Specifically, this odor quality is closest to hircine (e.g. sour milk, rancid food) as classified in the Zwaardemaker smell system.

CAPRYLIC: "Being an odor quality, caprylic denotes the sour smell of spoiled milk or food."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CAPRYLIC," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/caprylic/ (accessed December 6, 2019).
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