[ an-uh-sal-duh-hahyd ]
/ ˌæn əˈsæl dəˌhaɪd /

noun Chemistry.

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.

Nearby words

  1. aniridia,
  2. anis,
  3. anis-,
  4. anisakiasis,
  5. anisakis,
  6. anise,
  7. anise camphor,
  8. aniseed,
  9. aniseikonia,
  10. anisette

Origin of anisaldehyde

Also called anisic aldehyde. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019