-al etymology

English word -al comes from English aldehyde

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Detailed word origin of -al

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
aldehyde English (eng) (organic compound) Any of a large class of reactive organic compounds (R·CHO) having a carbonyl functional group attached to one hydrocarbon radical and a hydrogen atom.
-al English (eng) (organic chemistry) Forms the names of aldehydes.

Words with the same origin as -al

Descendants of aldehyde
alanine aldehydic aldol benzal chinaldine