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Meaning of vanillin

va•nil•lin

Pronunciation: (vu-nil'in, van'l-), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a white, crystalline, water-soluble, alcohol-soluble solid, CHO, obtained by extraction from the vanilla bean or prepared synthetically: used chiefly as a flavoring agent and in perfumery.
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