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phenylacetaldehyde

Definitions

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  • n. An aromatic compound found in buckwheat, chocolate, etc. responsible for the antibiotic activity of maggot therapy.

Etymologies

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phenyl +‎ acetaldehyde

Examples

  • OK, if you have to know, it's phenylacetaldehyde in the fruit.

    NPR Topics: News

  • Overripe bananas, for instance, are full of phenylacetaldehyde and phenylacetic acid.

    Ars Technica

  • After testing 163 other odors, the researchers found three compounds that elicited excitatory responses: phenylacetaldehyde, phenylacetic acid, and phenylethylamine.

    Ars Technica

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