bu·​tyr·​al·​de·​hyde ˌbyü-tə-ˈral-də-ˌhīd How to pronounce butyraldehyde (audio)
: either of two aldehydes C4H8O used especially in making synthetic resins

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First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of butyraldehyde was in 1866

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“Butyraldehyde.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butyraldehyde. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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