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acetaldehyde

Pronunciation: as-e-tal′dĕ-hīd

Definition: An intermediate in yeast fermentation of carbohydrate and in alcohol metabolism. It is a central agent for the toxic effects of ethanol.

Synonym(s): acetic aldehyde, ethanal

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