noun an·is·al·de·hyde \ˌanəˈsaldəˌhīd\

Definition of anisaldehyde



  1. :  a liquid aldehyde CH3OC6H4CHO obtained by mild oxidation of anethole, having a characteristic hawthorn odor, and used in making perfumes —called also aubepine

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Origin and Etymology of anisaldehyde

International Scientific Vocabulary 2anis- + aldehyde

First Known Use: 1856

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