acetone

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ac·e·tone

noun \ˈa-sə-ˌtōn\

Definition of ACETONE

:  a volatile fragrant flammable liquid ketone C3H6O used chiefly as a solvent and in organic synthesis and found in abnormal quantities in diabetic urine
ac·e·ton·ic \ˌa-sə-ˈtä-nik\ adjective

Origin of ACETONE

German Azeton, from Latin acetum
First Known Use: 1837

ac·e·tone

noun \ˈas-ə-ˌtōn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ACETONE

: a volatile fragrant flammable liquid ketone C3H6O used chiefly as a solvent and in organic synthesis and found in abnormal quantities in diabetic urine—called also propanone
ac·e·ton·ic \ˌas-ə-ˈtän-ik\ adjective

acetone

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Simplest and most important ketone (CHCOCH). It is a colourless, flammable liquid, boiling at 133 °F (56.2 °C). Many fats, resins, and organic materials dissolve easily in it, so it is used to make artificial fibres, explosives, resins, paints, inks, cosmetics (including nail-polish remover), coatings, and adhesives. Acetone is used as a chemical intermediate in pharmaceuticals and many other compounds.

Variants of ACETONE

acetone or dimethyl ketone

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