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Meaning of anisaldehyde

an•is•al•de•hyde

Pronunciation: (an"u-sal'du-hīd"), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a colorless, oily, aromatic liquid, the para form of CHO, having a vanillalike odor: used chiefly in the manufacture of cosmetics and perfume, and as an intermediate in organic synthesis. Also called
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