valeraldehyde

noun
val·​er·​aldehyde | \ ¦valər+ \

Definition of valeraldehyde

: any of four liquid aldehydes C4H9CHO corresponding to the valeric acids especially : the normal aldehyde CH3(CH2)3CHO

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History and Etymology for valeraldehyde

International Scientific Vocabulary valer- + aldehyde

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“Valeraldehyde.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/valeraldehyde. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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