Meaning of ALDEHYDE in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈal-də-ˌhīd ]


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 ˌal-də-ˈhī-dik adjective

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