per·​ill·​aldehyde | \ ¦perə̇l+ \

Definition of perillaldehyde

: a liquid compound C3H5C6H8CHO found especially in the essential oil of an Asiatic mint (Perilla frutescens variant nankinensis) and yielding an anti-oxime that is about 2000 times sweeter than sucrose; 4-isopropenyl-3,4,5,6-tetrahydro-benzaldehyde

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History and Etymology for perillaldehyde

perilla (oil) + aldehyde

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“Perillaldehyde.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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