Meaning of ALDEHYDE in English


Pronunciation: ' al-d ə - ˌ h ī d

Function: noun

Etymology: German Aldehyd, from New Latin al. dehyd., abbreviation of alcohol dehydrogenatum dehydrogenated alcohol

Date: circa 1846

: ACETALDEHYDE broadly : any of a class of highly reactive organic compounds that are analogous to acetaldehyde and characterized by a carbonyl group attached to a hydrogen atom

– al · de · hy · dic \ ˌ al-d ə - ' h ī -dik \ adjective

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