salicylic aldehyde

salicylaldehyde

[sal-uh-sil-al-duh-hahyd]
noun Chemistry.
an oily, slightly water-soluble liquid, C 7 H 6 O 2 , having an almondlike odor: used chiefly in perfumery and in the synthesis of coumarin.
Also, salicylic aldehyde.


Origin:
1865–70; salicyl (see salicylic) + aldehyde

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