any of a class of organic compounds containing the group −CHO, which yields acids when oxidized and alcohols when reduced.
- al·de·hy·dic, adjective
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How to use aldehyde in a sentence
With that in mind, Lam and colleagues homed in on a yeast gene called GRE2, which helps convert aldehydes into alcohol.A tweaked yeast can make ethanol from cornstalks and a harvest’s other leftovers | Nikk Ogasa | July 7, 2021 | Science News
Neutral volatile substances—ethyl alcohol, aldehyde, acetone.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique | John William Henry Eyre
aldehyde gives a carmine red unaltered by ammonium sulphate.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique | John William Henry Eyre
By this means the first compound is transformed into benzoic aldehyde, and the second into benzoic acid.Coal | Raphael Meldola
The starting-point in this synthesis is nitrobenzoic aldehyde, so that here again we begin with toluene as a raw material.Coal | Raphael Meldola
It is not possible to obtain the aldehyde in a pure condition, since it readily polymerizes.
British Dictionary definitions for aldehyde
any organic compound containing the group -CHO. Aldehydes are oxidized to carboxylic acids and take part in many addition reactions
(modifier) consisting of, containing, or concerned with the group -CHO: aldehyde group or radical
- aldehydic (ˌældəˈhɪdɪk), adjective
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Scientific definitions for aldehyde
Any of a class of highly reactive organic compounds obtained by oxidation of certain alcohols and containing the group CHO. Aldehydes are used in manufacturing resins, dyes, and organic acids.
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