vanillin


van·il·lin

noun \ˈva-nə-lən\

Definition of VANILLIN

:  a crystalline phenolic aldehyde C8H8O3 that is extracted from vanilla beans or prepared synthetically and is used especially in flavoring and in perfumery

First Known Use of VANILLIN

circa 1868

van·il·lin

noun \ˈvan-əl-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of VANILLIN

: a crystalline phenolic aldehyde C8H8O3 that is prepared synthetically or is obtained as the chief fragrant component of vanilla extracted from vanilla beans and that is used especially in flavoring and in perfumery

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