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crotonaldehyde

[kroht-n-al-duh-hahyd]
noun Chemistry.
  1. a whitish liquid with pungent and suffocating odor, C4H6O, soluble in water, used as a solvent, in tear gas, and in organic synthesis.
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Origin of crotonaldehyde

croton(ic) (see crotonic acid) + aldehyde
Also called betamethyl acrolein, crotonic aldehyde.
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