diacetyl

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diacetyl

(ˌdaɪəˈsiːtəl)
n
a chemical compound with formula C4H6O2, occurring naturally as a by-product of fermentation, and commonly added to margarine and other foods because of its buttery taste
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They discovered that particularly two odours, hexanol and 2,3- butanedione, are strong inhibitors of the CO2-sensitive neurons in the fruit fly.
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