Dictionary

aldehyde

noun al·de·hyde \ˈal-də-ˌhīd\

Definition of ALDEHYDE

:  acetaldehyde; broadly :  any of a class of highly reactive organic compounds that are analogous to acetaldehyde and characterized by a carbonyl group attached to a hydrogen atom
al·de·hy·dic \ˌal-də-ˈhī-dik\ adjective
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Origin of ALDEHYDE

German Aldehyd, from New Latin al. dehyd., abbreviation of alcohol dehydrogenatum dehydrogenated alcohol
First Known Use: 1833
Medical Dictionary

aldehyde

noun al·de·hyde \ˈal-də-ˌhīd\

Medical Definition of ALDEHYDE

:  acetaldehyde; broadly :  any of various highly reactive compounds typified by acetaldehyde and characterized by the group CHO
al·de·hy·dic \ˌal-də-ˈhīd-ik\ adjective
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