Citronellal meaning

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A colorless fragrant liquid, C10 H18 O, obtained from citronella and certain other essential oils or produced synthetically and used in making perfumes, flavorings, and insect repellants.
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A colorless liquid, C10H18O, with a very strong lemon odor, found in lemons and eucalyptus oil, and used in perfumes and soaps.
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(organic chemistry) The monoterpenoid aldehyde 3,7-dimethyloct-6-en-1-al responsible for the aroma of citronella oil.
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Origin of citronellal

  • citronell(a) –al

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