paraldehyde

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par·al·de·hyde

 (pə-răl′də-hīd′)
n.
A colorless liquid polymer, C6H12O3, of acetaldehyde, used as a solvent and a sedative.
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paraldehyde

(pəˈrældɪˌhaɪd)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless liquid substance that is a cyclic trimer of acetaldehyde: used in making dyestuffs and as a hypnotic and anticonvulsant drug. Formula: (C2H4O)3
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par•al•de•hyde

(pəˈræl dəˌhaɪd)

n.
a colorless liquid compound, C6H12O3, produced by polymerization of acetaldehyde, used in medicine as a rapidly acting sedative and hypnotic.
[1855–60]
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Noun1.paraldehyde - a colorless liquid (a cyclic trimer of acetaldehyde) that is used as a sedative and a solvent
aldehyde - any of a class of highly reactive chemical compounds; used in making resins and dyes and organic acids
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paraldehyde

nParaldehyd nt
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