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Meaning of salicylaldehyde

sal•i•cyl•al•de•hyde

Pronunciation: (sal"u-sil-al'du-hīd"), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. an oily, slightly water-soluble liquid, CHO, having an almondlike odor: used chiefly in perfumery and in the synthesis of coumarin.
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