salicylic aldehyde
Salicylal Sal"i*cyl`al, n. [Salicylic + aldehide.] (Chem.) A thin, fragrant, colorless oil, {HO.C6H4.CHO}, found in the flowers of meadow sweet ({Spir[ae]a}), and also obtained by oxidation of salicin, saligenin, etc. It reddens on exposure. Called also {salicylol}, {salicylic aldehyde}, and formerly {salicylous acid} or {spiroylous acid}. [1913 Webster]

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  • salicylic aldehyde — SYN: salicyl aldehyde. * * * salicylic aldehyde n SALICYLALDEHYDE …   Medical dictionary

  • salicylic aldehyde — noun : salicylaldehyde …   Useful english dictionary

  • Phenol aldehyde — Phenol Phe nol, n. [Gr. ? to show + ol: cf. F. ph[ e]nol.] (Chem.) 1. A white or pinkish crystalline substance, {C6H5OH}, produced by the destructive distillation of many organic bodies, as wood, coal, etc., and obtained from the heavy oil from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • salicylaldehyde — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷+ noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary salicyl + aldehyde : an oily liquid phenolic aldehyde HOC6H4CHO that has a bitter almond odor, that is found especially in oils from spirea plants but that is usually made by… …   Useful english dictionary

  • salicylaldehyde — /sal euh sil al deuh huyd /, n. Chem. an oily, slightly water soluble liquid, C7H6O2, having an almondlike odor: used chiefly in perfumery and in the synthesis of coumarin. Also, salicylic aldehyde. [1865 70; salicyl (see SALICYLIC) + ALDEHYDE] * …   Universalium

  • salicyl — The acyl radical of salicylic acid. s. aldehyde obtained from Spirea ulmaria (meadow sweet), and made synthetically; used as a diuretic and antiseptic, and in perfumery. SYN: salicylic aldehyde …   Medical dictionary

  • HOC6H4CHO — Salicylal Sal i*cyl al, n. [Salicylic + aldehide.] (Chem.) A thin, fragrant, colorless oil, {HO.C6H4.CHO}, found in the flowers of meadow sweet ({Spir[ae]a}), and also obtained by oxidation of salicin, saligenin, etc. It reddens on exposure.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Salicylal — Sal i*cyl al, n. [Salicylic + aldehide.] (Chem.) A thin, fragrant, colorless oil, {HO.C6H4.CHO}, found in the flowers of meadow sweet ({Spir[ae]a}), and also obtained by oxidation of salicin, saligenin, etc. It reddens on exposure. Called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • salicylol — Salicylal Sal i*cyl al, n. [Salicylic + aldehide.] (Chem.) A thin, fragrant, colorless oil, {HO.C6H4.CHO}, found in the flowers of meadow sweet ({Spir[ae]a}), and also obtained by oxidation of salicin, saligenin, etc. It reddens on exposure.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • salicylous acid — Salicylal Sal i*cyl al, n. [Salicylic + aldehide.] (Chem.) A thin, fragrant, colorless oil, {HO.C6H4.CHO}, found in the flowers of meadow sweet ({Spir[ae]a}), and also obtained by oxidation of salicin, saligenin, etc. It reddens on exposure.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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