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Meaning of acetaldehyde

ac•et•al•de•hyde

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