phenylacetaldehyde

[ fen-l-as-i-tal-duh-hahyd, feen- ]
/ ˈfɛn lˌæs ɪˈtæl dəˌhaɪd, ˈfin- /

noun Chemistry.

a colorless, oily, water-insoluble liquid, C3H14O, having a hyacinthlike odor: used chiefly in perfumery.
Also phen·yl·a·ce·tic·al·dehyde [fen-l-uh-see-tik, -set-ik, feen-, fen-, feen-] /ˈfɛn l əˈsi tɪk, -ˈsɛt ɪk, ˈfin-, ˌfɛn-, ˌfin-/.

Origin of phenylacetaldehyde

Also called hyacinthin.
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