citronellal


cit·ro·nel·lal

noun \-ˈne-ˌlal\

Definition of CITRONELLAL

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

Origin of CITRONELLAL

International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin citronella
First Known Use: 1893

cit·ro·nel·lal

noun \-ˈnel-ˌal\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CITRONELLAL

: 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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