citronellal

noun
cit·​ro·​nel·​lal | \ ˌsi-trə-ˈne-ˌlal How to pronounce citronellal (audio) \

Definition of citronellal

: a lemon-odored aldehyde C10H18O that is derived especially from citronella oil and is used in perfumery and as an insect repellent

First Known Use of citronellal

1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for citronellal

International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin citronella

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The first known use of citronellal was in 1890

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“Citronellal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/citronellal. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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citronellal

noun
cit·​ro·​nel·​lal | \ -ˈnel-ˌal How to pronounce citronellal (audio) \

Medical Definition of citronellal

: an aldehyde C10H18O with a lemony odor that is obtained especially from citronella oil and that is used in perfumery and as an insect repellent

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