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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: ben-zal′dĕ-hīd

Definition: An aldehyde produced artificially or obtained from oil of bitter almond, containing not less than 80% of benzaldehyde; a flavoring agent used in orally administered medicines.

Synonym(s): benzoic aldehyde

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