phenylacetaldehyde

phenylacetaldehyde

[fen-l-as-i-tal-duh-hahyd, feen-]
noun Chemistry.
a colorless, oily, water-insoluble liquid, C 3 H 1 4 O, having a hyacinthlike odor: used chiefly in perfumery.
Also, phenylaceticaldehyde [fen-l-uh-see-tik, -set-ik, feen-, fen-, feen-] .
Also called hyacinthin.


Origin:
phenyl + acet- + aldehyde

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