butyraldehyde

[ byoo-tuh-ral-duh-hahyd ]
/ ˌbyu təˈræl dəˌhaɪd /

noun Chemistry.

a clear, colorless, flammable liquid, C4H8O, used chiefly as an intermediate in the manufacture of resins and rubber cement.

Nearby words

  1. butylated hydroxytoluene,
  2. butylene,
  3. butylene group,
  4. butyraceous,
  5. butyral,
  6. butyrate,
  7. butyric,
  8. butyric acid,
  9. butyrin,
  10. butyroid

Origin of butyraldehyde

First recorded in 1885–90; butyr(ic) + aldehyde

Also called butyl aldehyde.

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British Dictionary definitions for butyraldehyde

butyraldehyde

/ (ˌbjuːtɪˈrældɪˌhaɪd) /

noun

a colourless flammable pungent liquid used in the manufacture of resins. Formula: CH 3 (CH 2) 2 CHO

Word Origin for butyraldehyde

C20: from butyr (ic acid) + aldehyde

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Science definitions for butyraldehyde

butyraldehyde

[ byōō′tə-răldə-hīd′ ]

A transparent, highly flammable liquid used in making resins. Chemical formula: C4H8O.
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