There are several words in the field of medicine that
reference the appearance of butter. Once such word is
butyraceous, which means to have the consistency of
butter, to resemble butter, or to yield or contain a
substance like butter. Fat is often referred to as
butyraceous. Another example is the word butyric,
which means relating to butter, containing butter, or
derived from butter. weet aftertaste.
However, this word can also mean relating to butyric acid, which is a type of fatty acid
found in some types of milk, butter, and cheese known for a foul odor, strong and
unpleasant taste, and sweet aftertaste.
Lastly, butyroid means buttery or resembling butter. For example, fat is sometimes
referred to as butyroid matter. Some tumors and cysts are also described of as butyroid
tumors or butyroid cysts because they have contents that resemble butter in appearance
and texture. Tumors are abnormal masses of tissue that form when cells in a certain area
of the body reproduce at an increased rate. A cyst is an abnormal lump, swelling, or sac
that contains fluid, a part solid material, or a gas, and is covered with a membrane. A
membrane is a thin layer of flexible tissue that covers something.
Butyraceous comes from the Greek word "boutyron" meaning "cow cheese," and the
Greek word "osus" meaning "characterized by." Put the words together and you have
"characterized by cow cheese."