oil of bitter almond


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oil of bitter almond:

see benzaldehydebenzaldehyde
or benzenecarbonal
, C6H5CHO, colorless liquid aldehyde with a characteristic almond odor. It boils at 180°C;, is soluble in ethanol, but is insoluble in water.
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oil of bitter almond

[′ȯil əv ′bid·ər ′äm·ənd]
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A fatty, nondrying oil obtained from bitter almond kernels and used in cosmetics and perfumes.
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