benzaldehyde

noun

benz·​al·​de·​hyde ben-ˈzal-də-ˌhīd How to pronounce benzaldehyde (audio)
: a colorless nontoxic aromatic liquid C6H5CHO found in essential oils (as in peach kernels) and used in flavoring and perfumery, in pharmaceuticals, and in synthesis of dyes

Examples of benzaldehyde in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Actually, the odor is benzaldehyde, no doubt to provide some kind of protection from enemies. Ellen Nibali, baltimoresun.com, 3 June 2019 And knowing that benzaldehyde is responsible enables historians to preserve the odor. Jessica Wapner, Newsweek, 1 May 2017 If the smeller determines that the old book smells like almonds, then that could be the result of benzaldehyde, a chemical that forms when lignin, a component of some paper pulp, degrades. Jessica Wapner, Newsweek, 1 May 2017

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First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of benzaldehyde was in 1859

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“Benzaldehyde.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/benzaldehyde. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

benzaldehyde

noun
benz·​al·​de·​hyde ben-ˈzal-də-ˌhīd How to pronounce benzaldehyde (audio)
: a colorless nontoxic aromatic liquid C6H5CHO found in essential oils (as in peach kernels) and used in flavoring and perfumery, in pharmaceuticals, and in synthesis of dyes

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