benzal

noun
ben·​zal | \ ˈben-ˌzal \
plural -s

Definition of benzal

: the bivalent radical C6H5CH= derived from benzaldehyde by removal of the oxygen atom

called also benzylidene

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History and Etymology for benzal

International Scientific Vocabulary benz- + aldehyde

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“Benzal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/benzal. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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