- (organic chemistry) Of, relating to, or being an aldehyde; having the character of an aldehyde.
1957, Charles Edward Clapp, High Molecular Weight Water-Soluble Muck, page 13:
- The 2-deoxy derivatives were known to be more aldehydic in character and this was reflected in the higher MG values.
- 1994, Robert R. Calkin, J. Stephan Jellinek, Perfumery: Practice and Principles, page 217,
- Here the characteristic aldehydic note is almost missing from the aldehyde, though this may be due partly to the protective influence of the side chain.
1997, N. Groom (editor), New Perfume Handbook, page 188:
- The aldehydic top notes contain suggestions of bergamot, lemon, peach and coriander and give way to a heart based principally on rose, jasmine and orris.
relating to an aldehyde