salicylaldehyde

noun
sal·​i·​cyl·​al·​de·​hyde | \ -ˈal-də-ˌhīd How to pronounce salicylaldehyde (audio) \

Medical Definition of salicylaldehyde

: 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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“Salicylaldehyde.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/salicylaldehyde. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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