aldehydo

adjective
al·​de·​hy·​do | \ ¦al-də-¦hī-(ˌ)dō \

Definition of aldehydo

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to an aldehyde : containing the group −CHO : aldehydic

aldehydo-

combining form

Definition of aldehydo- (Entry 2 of 2)

1 usually italic : containing the aldehyde group in names of open-chain aldehydic forms of specific sugarsaldehydo-d-galactose — compare ald-
2 : formyl aldehydobenzoic acid

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of aldehydo

Adjective

1931, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aldehydo

Adjective

aldehydo-

Combining form

International Scientific Vocabulary, from aldehyde + -o-

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about aldehydo

Time Traveler for aldehydo

Time Traveler

The first known use of aldehydo was in 1931

See more words from the same year

Statistics for aldehydo

Cite this Entry

“Aldehydo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aldehydo. Accessed 6 Apr. 2020.

Comments on aldehydo

What made you want to look up aldehydo? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Flower Edition

Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!