noun Chemistry.

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

Origin of butyraldehyde

First recorded in 1885–90; butyr(ic) + aldehyde
Also called butyl aldehyde.
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British Dictionary definitions for butyraldehyde



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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butyraldehyde in Science



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