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benzaldehyde

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noun benz·al·de·hyde \ben-ˈzal-də-ˌhīd\

Definition of benzaldehyde

  1. :  a colorless nontoxic aromatic liquid C6H5CHO found in essential oils (as in peach kernels) and used in flavoring and perfumery, in pharmaceuticals, and in synthesis of dyes



Origin of benzaldehyde

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: circa 1860


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benzaldehyde

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noun benz·al·de·hyde \ben-ˈzal-də-ˌhīd\

Medical Definition of benzaldehyde

  1. :  a colorless nontoxic aromatic liquid C6H5CHO found in essential oils (as in peach kernels) and used in flavoring and perfumery, in pharmaceuticals, and in synthesis of dyes




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