ace·​to·​va·​nil·​lone | \ ¦a-sə-(ˌ)tō-və-ˈni-ˌlōn, ə-ˌsē-tō-, -ˈva-nə-ˌlōn \
plural -s

Definition of acetovanillone

: a crystalline ketone C9H10O3 formed as a by-product in the commercial synthesis of vanillin from lignin; 3-methoxy-4-hydroxy-acetophenone

called also apocynin

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First Known Use of acetovanillone

1892, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acetovanillone

International Scientific Vocabulary acet- + vanillin + -one

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“Acetovanillone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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