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

Definition of acetovanillone



  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of acetovanillone

International Scientific Vocabulary acet- + vanillin + -one

First Known Use: 1892

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