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ketone

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noun ke·tone \ˈkē-ˌtōn\

Definition of ketone

  1. :  any of a class of organic compounds (as acetone) characterized by a carbonyl group attached to two carbon atoms

ketonic play \kē-ˈtä-nik\ adjective


Origin of ketone

German Keton, alteration of Aceton acetone


First Known Use: 1851


Medical Dictionary

ketone

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noun ke·tone \ˈkē-ˌtōn\

Medical Definition of ketone

  1. :  an organic compound (as acetone) with a carbonyl group attached to two carbon atoms




Learn More about ketone

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "ketone" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "ketone"


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