from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A colorless, flammable liquid, C2H4O, used to manufacture acetic acid, perfumes, and drugs. Also called aldehyde.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An organic compound (CH3CHO). Sometimes called ethanal or acetic aldehyde. See aldehyde.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Acetic aldehyde. See aldehyde.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The aldehyde CH3CHO, formed by the oxidation of common or ethyl alcohol. It boils at 21° C., and has a disagreeable penetrating odor.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a colorless volatile water-soluble liquid aldehyde used chiefly in the manufacture of acetic acid and perfumes and drugs
From acetic + aldehyde. (Wiktionary)