sal·​i·​cyl·​al·​de·​hyde -ˈal-də-ˌhīd How to pronounce salicylaldehyde (audio)
: an oily liquid phenolic aldehyde C7H6O2 that has a bitter almond odor and is used chiefly in perfumery and in making coumarin

called also salicylic aldehyde

Dictionary Entries Near salicylaldehyde

Cite this Entry

“Salicylaldehyde.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!