Aldehyde meaning

ăldə-hīd
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Any of a class of organic compounds containing the CHO group, including formaldehyde and acetaldehyde.
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Any of a class of highly reactive organic chemical compounds obtained by oxidation of primary alcohols, characterized by the common group CHO, and used in the manufacture of resins, dyes, and organic acids.
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Any of a class of highly reactive organic compounds obtained by oxidation of certain alcohols and containing the group CHO. Aldehydes are used in manufacturing resins, dyes, and organic acids.
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(organic chemistry) Any of a large class of reactive organic compounds (R·CHO) having a carbonyl functional group attached to one hydrocarbon radical and a hydrogen atom.
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Origin of aldehyde

  • German Aldehyd from New Latin al. dehyd. abbr. for alcohol dehydrogenātum dehydrogenized alcohol

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • A contraction of the Latin al(cohol) dehyd(rogenātum).

    From Wiktionary