Meaning of ALDEHYDE in English

ˈaldəˌhīd noun

( -s )

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

1. : acetaldehyde

2. : any of a class of very reactive organic compounds typified by acetaldehyde and characterized by the group — CHO that are intermediate in state of oxidation, having two fewer hydrogen atoms in the molecule than primary alcohols and one less oxygen atom than carboxylic acids

• al·de·hyd·ic |aldə|hīdik adjective

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