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ac•et•al•de•hyde



Pronunciation: (as"i-tal'du-hīd"), [key]
n. Chem.
a volatile, colorless, water-soluble liquid, C2H4O, having a pungent, fruitlike odor: used chiefly in the silvering of mirrors and in organic synthesis. Also called ethanal.

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