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A colorless oily aromatic aldehyde, C7H6O, obtained naturally, as from the bitter almond, or made synthetically and used in perfumes and as a solvent and a flavoring.
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(Elements & Compounds) a yellowish fragrant volatile oil occurring in almond kernels and used in the manufacture of dyes, perfumes, and flavourings and as a solvent for oils and resins. Formula: C6H5CHO. Systematic name: benzenecarbaldehyde
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a colorless or yellowish water-soluble volatile oil, C7H6O, used in the synthesis of dyes, perfumes, and flavors and as a solvent.
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