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-al

a suffix designating a compound containing a member of the aldehyde group: chloral, ethanal.

-al, -ale

suffixes meaning 'characterized by' or 'pertaining to': appendiceal, meningeal.

-al

[L. adj. suffix -al-]
1. A suffix meaning relating to, as in abdominal, intestinal.
2. In chemistry, a suffix indicating an aldehyde.

-al

suffix meaning pertaining to.