[ neer-al ]
/ ˈnɪər æl /
citral b.See under citral.
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Words nearby neral
Definition for neral (2 of 2)
[ si-truh l ]
/ ˈsɪ trəl /
a pale yellow, water-insoluble, liquid aldehyde, C10H16O, having a strong lemonlike odor, consisting in natural form of two isomers (citral a or geranial and citral b or neral), usually obtained from the oils of lemon and orange or synthetically: used chiefly in perfumery, flavoring, and the synthesis of vitamin A.
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British Dictionary definitions for neral (1 of 2)
/ (ˈnɪəræl) /
chem the trans- isomer of citral
Word Origin for neral
C20: from nerol (an alcohol from neroli oil) + -al ³
British Dictionary definitions for neral (2 of 2)
/ (ˈsɪtrəl) /
a yellow volatile liquid with a lemon-like odour, found in oils of lemon grass, orange, and lemon and used in perfumery: a terpene aldehyde consisting of the cis- isomer (citral-a or geranial) and the trans- isomer (citral-b or neral). Formula: (CH 3) 2 C:CH(CH 2) 2 C(CH 3):CHCHO
Word Origin for citral
C19: from citr (us) + -al ³
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