citral

noun
cit·​ral | \ ˈsi-ˌtral How to pronounce citral (audio) \

Definition of citral

: an unsaturated liquid isomeric aldehyde C10H16O of many essential oils that has a strong lemon odor and is used especially in perfumery and as a flavoring

First Known Use of citral

1891, in the meaning defined above

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“Citral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/citral. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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citral

noun
cit·​ral | \ ˈsi-ˌtral How to pronounce citral (audio) \

Medical Definition of citral

: an unsaturated liquid isomeric aldehyde C10H16O of many essential oils that has a strong lemon odor and is used especially in perfumery and as a flavoring

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