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anisaldehyde

[an-uh-sal-duh-hahyd] /ˌæn əˈsæl dəˌhaɪd/
noun, Chemistry.
1.
a colorless, oily, aromatic liquid, the para form of C 8 H 8 O 2 , having a vanillalike odor: used chiefly in the manufacture of cosmetics and perfume, and as an intermediate in organic synthesis.
Also called anisic aldehyde.
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