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Pronunciation: (si"tru-nel'al, -ul), [key]
a colorless, slightly water-soluble liquid mixture of isometric aldehydes having the formula C10H18O, with a strong lemonlike odor, occurring in many essential oils, usually derived from lemon, citronella oil, and other oils: used chiefly as a flavoring agent and in the manufacture of perfume.

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citronellacitronella oil


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