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benz•al•de•hyde



Pronunciation: (ben-zal'du-hīd"), [key]
n. Chem.
a colorless or yellowish, water-soluble, volatile oil, C7H6O, having a bitter, almondlike odor, used chiefly in the organic synthesis of dyes, perfumes, and flavors, and as a solvent; artificial oil of bitter almond. Also called benzoic aldehyde.

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benzal chloridebenzal group
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