Van illin

vanillin

[vuh-nil-in, van-l-]
noun Chemistry.
a white, crystalline, water-soluble, alcohol-soluble solid, C 8 H 8 O 3 , obtained by extraction from the vanilla bean or prepared synthetically: used chiefly as a flavoring agent and in perfumery.
Also, vanilline [vuh-nil-in, -een, van-l-in, -een] .
Also called vanillic aldehyde.


Origin:
1865–70; vanill(a) + -in2

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vanillin (ˈvænɪlɪn, vəˈnɪlɪn)
 
n
a white crystalline aldehyde found in vanilla and many natural balsams and resins; 3-methoxy-4-hydroxybenzaldehyde. It is a by-product of paper manufacture and is used as a flavouring and in perfumes and pharmaceuticals. Formula: (CH3O)(OH)C6H3CHO

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vanillin va·nil·lin (və-nĭl'ĭn, vān'ə-lĭn)
n.
A white or yellowish crystalline compound found in vanilla beans and certain balsams and resins and used in flavorings and pharmaceuticals.

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