acetone

noun ac·e·tone \ ˈa-sə-ˌtōn \
Updated on: 20 Apr 2018

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

acetonic

play \ˌa-sə-ˈtä-nik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of acetone

borrowed from French acétone, from (esprit pyro-)acétique, literally, "pyro-acetic spirit," an earlier name for acetone + -one -one


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acetone

noun ac·e·tone \ ˈas-ə-ˌtōn \

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

acetonic

play \ˌas-ə-ˈtän-ik\ adjective


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