Meaning of paraldehyde
Pronunciation: (pu-ral'du-hīd"), [key]
— n. Chem., Pharm.
- a colorless, liquid, cyclic compound, CHO, having a disagreeable taste but an agreeable odor, produced by the polymerization of acetaldehyde with sulfuric acid: used chiefly in the manufacture of organic chemicals and in medicine as a sedative and hypnotic. Also called
- paraldehyde (Thesaurus)