decanal

1 of 2

adjective

de·​ca·​nal
də̇ˈkānᵊl,
ˈdekən-
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

2 of 2

noun

dec·​a·​nal
ˈdekəˌnal
plural -s
: a high-boiling liquid aldehyde CH3(CH2)8CHO found in essential oils (as oils of orrisroot and lemongrass)

called also capraldehyde, capric aldehyde, decylaldehyde

Word History

Etymology

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 15 Apr. 2024.

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