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ketone

noun ke·tone \ˈkē-ˌtōn\

Definition of KETONE

:  any of a class of organic compounds (as acetone) characterized by a carbonyl group attached to two carbon atoms
ke·ton·ic \kē-ˈtä-nik\ adjective
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Origin of KETONE

German Keton, alteration of Aceton acetone
First Known Use: 1851
Medical Dictionary

ketone

noun ke·tone \ˈkē-ˌtōn\

Medical Definition of KETONE

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

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