noun enan·thal·de·hyde \ˌēˌnanˈthaldəˌhīd\
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Definition of enanthaldehyde

  1. :  a pungent oily compound CH3(CH2)5CHO obtained by pyrolysis of castor oil and used especially in making artificial cognac —called also heptaldehyde, heptanal

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Origin and Etymology of enanthaldehyde

International Scientific Vocabulary enanth-, oenanth- (as in enanthic acid) + aldehyde

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