citral

noun
cit·​ral | \ˈsi-ˌtral \

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

noun
cit·​ral | \ˈsi-ˌtral \

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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