acridone

noun
ac·​ri·​done | \ ˈa-krə-ˌdōn \
plural -s

Definition of acridone

: a yellow crystalline ketone C6H4(CO)(NH)C6H4 yielding acridine on reduction

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First Known Use of acridone

1892, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acridone

International Scientific Vocabulary, blend of acridine + -one; probably originally formed as German akridon

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“Acridone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acridone. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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