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A mobile pale-yellow liquid, C10H16O, derived from lemongrass oil and used in perfume and as a flavoring. Naturally derived citral consists of two geometric isomers, geranial and neral.

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(Biochemistry) a yellow volatile liquid with a lemon-like odour, found in oils of lemon grass, orange, and lemon and used in perfumery: a terpene aldehyde consisting of the cis- isomer (citral-a or geranial) and the trans- isomer (citral-b or neral). Formula: (CH3)2C:CH(CH2)2C(CH3):CHCHO
[C19: from citr(us) + -al3]
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(ˈsɪ trəl)

a pale yellow liquid, C10H16O, used in perfumes, flavoring, and synthesis of vitamin A.
[1890–95; citr (us) + -al1]
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