vanillin

noun van·il·lin \ ˈva-nə-lən \
|Updated on: 17 Jul 2018

Definition of vanillin

: a crystalline phenolic aldehyde C8H8O3 that is extracted from vanilla beans or prepared synthetically and is used especially in flavoring and in perfumery

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Origin and Etymology of vanillin

borrowed from French vanilline, from vanille 1vanilla + -ine 1-in


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vanillin

noun van·il·lin \ ˈvan-ᵊl-ən \

medical Definition of vanillin

: a crystalline phenolic aldehyde C8H8O3 that is prepared synthetically or is obtained as the chief fragrant component of vanilla extracted from vanilla beans and that is used especially in flavoring and in perfumery

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