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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