acetaldehyde[as′et al′də hīd′]
a colorless, soluble, flammable, liquid aldehyde, CHCHO, formed by the oxidation of ethylene: used as a solvent and as a raw material in making many organic compounds
Origin of acetaldehydecontr. ; from acetic aldehyde
A colorless, flammable liquid, C2H4O, used to manufacture acetic acid, perfumes, and drugs.