octanal

noun
oc·ta·nal | \ ˈäktəˌnal \
plural -s

Definition of octanal 

: a liquid aldehyde CH3(CH2)6CHO of powerful characteristic odor found in the essential oils of many plants

called also caprylaldehyde

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History and Etymology for octanal

International Scientific Vocabulary octane + -al

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