plural -s
: 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

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary acet- + vanillin + -one

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acetovanillone was in 1892

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“Acetovanillone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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