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lactone

noun lac·tone \ˈlak-ˌtōn\

Definition of LACTONE

:  any of various cyclic esters formed from hydroxy acids
lac·ton·ic \lak-ˈtä-nik\ adjective
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Origin of LACTONE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1880
Medical Dictionary

lactone

noun lac·tone \ˈlak-ˌtōn\

Medical Definition of LACTONE

:  any of various cyclic esters formed from hydroxy acids—compare lactam, sultone
lac·ton·ic \lak-ˈtän-ik\ adjective

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