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decanal

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

Definition of decanal

  1. 1 :  of or relating to a dean or deanery decanal duties

  2. 2 :  of or being the ecclesiastical south side of the choir of a cathedral or church —contrasted with cantorial

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Origin and Etymology of decanal

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


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decanal

noun dec·a·nal \ˈdekəˌnal\

Definition of decanal

plural

-s

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of decanal

International Scientific Vocabulary decane + -al


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