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Meaning of nonyl alcohol

non'yl al'cohol

Pronunciation: (non'il, -ēl, nō'nil, -nēl), [key]
— Chem. Chem.
  1. any of several colorless or light-yellow, liquid, water-soluble isomers of the formula CHO, esp. having a roselike odor: used chiefly in perfumery and flavoring.
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