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acetone

acetone

noun ac·e·tone \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

acetone

noun ac·e·tone \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

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