acetaldehyde

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noun ac·et·al·de·hyde \ˌa-sə-ˈtal-də-ˌhīd\

Definition of acetaldehyde

  1. :  a colorless volatile water-soluble liquid aldehyde C2H4O used chiefly in organic synthesis

Origin and Etymology of acetaldehyde

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1857


Medical Dictionary

acetaldehyde

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noun ac·et·al·de·hyde \ˌas-ə-ˈtal-də-ˌhīd\

Medical Definition of acetaldehyde

  1. :  a colorless volatile water-soluble liquid aldehyde C2H4O used chiefly in organic synthesis that can cause irritation to mucous membranes



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