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Definition of "benzaldehyde" []

  • A normally colorless aromatic oil, C6H5CHO, obtained naturally, as from the bitter almond, or made synthetically and used in perfumes and as a solvent and a flavoring. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "benzaldehyde" in a sentence
  • "I also found that burning Styrofoam containers emits styrene, benzene, benzaldehyde, formaldehyde, plus various poly-aromatic hydrocarbons."
  • "Their equipment was faulty when they attempted to react ethylene and benzaldehyde under high pressure."
  • "Amygdalin + water = glucose + benzaldehyde + cyanide"