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aldehyde

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noun al·de·hyde \ˈal-də-ˌhīd\

Definition of aldehyde

  1. :  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

aldehydicplay \ˌal-də-ˈhī-dik\ adjective


Origin of aldehyde

German Aldehyd, from New Latin al. dehyd., abbreviation of alcohol dehydrogenatum dehydrogenated alcohol


First Known Use: 1833


Medical Dictionary

aldehyde

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noun al·de·hyde \ˈal-də-ˌhīd\

Medical Definition of aldehyde

  1. :  acetaldehyde; broadly :  any of various highly reactive compounds typified by acetaldehyde and characterized by the group CHO

aldehydic \ˌal-də-ˈhīd-ik\play adjective



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