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Meaning of phenylacetaldehyde

phen•yl•ac•et•al•de•hyde

Pronunciation: (fen'l-as"i-tal'du-hīd", fēn'-), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a colorless, oily, water-insoluble liquid, CHO, having a hyacinthlike odor: used chiefly in perfumery.
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