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vanillin

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noun van·il·lin \ˈva-nə-lən\

Definition of vanillin

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



Circa 1868

First Known Use of vanillin

circa 1868


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vanillin

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noun van·il·lin \ˈvan-əl-ən\

Medical Definition of vanillin

  1. :  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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