decanal

adjective
de·​ca·​nal | \ də̇ˈkānᵊl, ˈdekən- \

Definition of decanal

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : of or relating to a dean or deanery decanal duties
2 : of or being the ecclesiastical south side of the choir of a cathedral or church contrasted with cantorial

decanal

noun
dec·​a·​nal | \ ˈdekəˌnal \
plural -s

Definition of decanal (Entry 2 of 2)

: a high-boiling liquid aldehyde CH3(CH2)8CHO found in essential oils (as oils of orrisroot and lemongrass)

called also capraldehyde, capric aldehyde, decylaldehyde

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History and Etymology for decanal

Adjective

Medieval Latin decanus dean (from Late Latin, chief of ten) + English -al

Noun

International Scientific Vocabulary decane + -al

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“Decanal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/decanal. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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