salicylaldehyde

or sal·i·cyl·ic al·de·hyde

[sal-uh-sil-al-duh-hahyd or sal-uh-sil-ik al-duh-hahyd]

noun Chemistry.

an oily, slightly water-soluble liquid, C7H6O2, having an almondlike odor: used chiefly in perfumery and in the synthesis of coumarin.

Nearby words

  1. salic law,
  2. salicaceous,
  3. salicin,
  4. salicional,
  5. salicornia,
  6. salicylamide,
  7. salicylate,
  8. salicylic,
  9. salicylic acid,
  10. salicylism

Origin of salicylaldehyde

1865–70; salicyl (see salicylic) + aldehyde

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