Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or obtained from benzoin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Pertaining to, or obtained from, benzoin.
  • adjective a peculiar vegetable acid, C6H5.CO2H, obtained from benzoin, and some other balsams, by sublimation or decoction. It is also found in the urine of infants and herbivorous animals. It crystallizes in the form of white, satiny flakes; its odor is aromatic; its taste is pungent, and somewhat acidulous.
  • adjective oil of bitter almonds; the aldehyde, C6H5.CHO, intermediate in composition between benzoic or benzyl alcohol, and benzoic acid. It is a thin colorless liquid.

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  • adjective Pertaining to, or obtained from, benzoin.
  • adjective organic chemistry Derived from benzoic acid or its derivatives.

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  • adjective containing or derived from benzoic acid or benzoin

Etymologies

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Compare French benzoïque.

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