acetone

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noun ac·e·tone \ˈa-sə-ˌtōn\

Definition of acetone

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of acetone

German Azeton, from Latin acetum


First Known Use: 1837


Medical Dictionary

acetone

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noun ac·e·tone \ˈas-ə-ˌtōn\

Medical Definition of acetone

  1. :  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

\ˌas-ə-ˈtän-ik\play adjective


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