aldehyde

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noun al·de·hyde \ ˈal-də-ˌhīd \

Definition of aldehyde

:acetaldehyde; broadly :any of a class of highly reactive organic compounds that are analogous to acetaldehyde and characterized by a carbonyl group attached to a hydrogen atom

aldehydic

play \ˌal-də-ˈhī-dik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of aldehyde

German Aldehyd, from New Latin al. dehyd., abbreviation of alcohol dehydrogenatum dehydrogenated alcohol


Medical Dictionary

aldehyde

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noun al·de·hyde \ ˈal-də-ˌhīd \

medical Definition of aldehyde

:acetaldehyde; broadly :any of various highly reactive compounds typified by acetaldehyde and characterized by the group CHO

aldehydic

play \ˌal-də-ˈhīd-ik\ adjective

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