noun al·ka·nal \ˈalkəˌnal\

Definition of alkanal



  1. :  any aliphatic aldehyde (such as decanal) regarded as derived from an alkane and containing the same number of carbon atoms as the alkane

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Origin and Etymology of alkanal

alkane + aldehyde

First Known Use: 1944

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