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citronellal

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noun cit·ro·nel·lal \-ˈne-ˌlal\

Definition of citronellal

  1. :  a lemon-odored aldehyde C10H18O that is derived especially from citronella oil and is used in perfumery and as an insect repellent



Origin and Etymology of citronellal

International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin citronella


First Known Use: 1893


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citronellal

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noun cit·ro·nel·lal \-ˈnel-ˌal\

Medical Definition of citronellal

  1. :  an aldehyde C10H18O with a lemony odor that is obtained especially from citronella oil and that is used in perfumery and as an insect repellent




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