[ vuh-nil-in, van-l- ]
/ vəˈnɪl ɪn, ˈvæn l- /
a white, crystalline, water-soluble, alcohol-soluble solid, C8H8O3, obtained by extraction from the vanilla bean or prepared synthetically: used chiefly as a flavoring agent and in perfumery.
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Also va·nil·line [vuh-nil-in, -een, van-l-in, -een]. /vəˈnɪl ɪn, -in, ˈvæn l ɪn, -ˌin/.
Also called vanillic aldehyde.
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Example sentences from the Web for vanillin
The real vanilla flavor, vanillin, was made by Tiemann in 1874.Creative Chemistry|Edwin E. Slosson
Vanillin also occurs in Siam benzoin, in raw beet-sugar and in cloves.
British Dictionary definitions for vanillin
/ (ˈvænɪlɪn, vəˈnɪlɪn) /
a white crystalline aldehyde found in vanilla and many natural balsams and resins; 3-methoxy-4-hydroxybenzaldehyde. It is a by-product of paper manufacture and is used as a flavouring and in perfumes and pharmaceuticals. Formula: (CH 3 O)(OH)C 6 H 3 CHO
Medical definitions for vanillin
[ və-nĭl′ĭn, văn′ə-lĭn ]
A white or yellowish crystalline compound found in vanilla beans and certain balsams and resins and used in flavorings and pharmaceuticals.
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