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butyraldehyde

[byoo-tuh-ral-duh-hahyd] /ˌbyu təˈræl dəˌhaɪd/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a clear, colorless, flammable liquid, C 4 H 8 O, used chiefly as an intermediate in the manufacture of resins and rubber cement.
Also called butyl aldehyde.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; butyr(ic) + aldehyde
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butyraldehyde

/ˌbjuːtɪˈrældɪˌhaɪd/
noun
1.
a colourless flammable pungent liquid used in the manufacture of resins. Formula: CH3(CH2)2CHO
Word Origin
C20: from butyr(ic acid) + aldehyde
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butyraldehyde
  (by'tə-rāl'də-hīd')   
A transparent, highly flammable liquid used in making resins. Chemical formula: C4H8O.
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