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lactone

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noun lac·tone \ˈlak-ˌtōn\

Definition of lactone

  1. :  any of various cyclic esters formed from hydroxy acids

lactonic

play \lak-ˈtä-nik\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of lactone

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1880


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lactone

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noun lac·tone \ˈlak-ˌtōn\

Medical Definition of lactone

  1. :  any of various cyclic esters formed from hydroxy acids—compare lactam, sultone

lactonic

\lak-ˈtän-ik\play adjective



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