Definitions

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  • adjective organic chemistry Of or pertaining to citronellic acid.

Etymologies

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From French citronelle, ultimately from Latin citron, a type of lemon tree.

Examples

  • The oil consists almost entirely of citronellic aldehyde, and on absorption with saturated solution of sodium bisulphite should leave very little oil unabsorbed.

    The Handbook of Soap Manufacture

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