benzaldehyde

noun
benz·​al·​de·​hyde | \ ben-ˈzal-də-ˌhīd How to pronounce benzaldehyde (audio) \

Definition of benzaldehyde

: 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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Actually, the odor is benzaldehyde, no doubt to provide some kind of protection from enemies. Ellen Nibali, baltimoresun.com, "This big bug smells good and beware of the Southern Blight fungus on tomato plants," 3 June 2019 And knowing that benzaldehyde is responsible enables historians to preserve the odor. Jessica Wapner, Newsweek, "George Washington Stank Here: Emerging Science Charts Our Olfactory Heritage," 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, "George Washington Stank Here: Emerging Science Charts Our Olfactory Heritage," 1 May 2017

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First Known Use of benzaldehyde

1859, in the meaning defined above

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benzaldehyde

noun
benz·​al·​de·​hyde | \ ben-ˈzal-də-ˌhīd How to pronounce benzaldehyde (audio) \

Medical Definition of benzaldehyde

: 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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