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noun sal·i·cyl·al·de·hyde \-ˈal-də-ˌhīd\

Medical Definition of salicylaldehyde

  1. :  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

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