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noun Chemistry.
  1. a colorless, oily, aromatic liquid, the para form of C8H8O2, having a vanillalike odor: used chiefly in the manufacture of cosmetics and perfume, and as an intermediate in organic synthesis.
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Origin of anisaldehyde

Also called anisic aldehyde.
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