benzaldehyde definition

  • noun:
    • A normally colorless aromatic oil, C6H5CHO, gotten naturally, as from bitter-almond, or made synthetically and used in perfumes and also as a solvent and a flavoring.
    • A chemical substance (C6H5CHO) composed of a benzene ring with an aldehyde substituent.
    • any one of different derivatives of benzaldehyde.
    • The oil of bitter almonds, C6 H5COH, a colorless fluid having a pleasant smell and dissolvable in liquid.

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