acridone

noun

ac·​ri·​done
ˈa-krə-ˌdōn
plural -s
: a yellow crystalline ketone C6H4(CO)(NH)C6H4 yielding acridine on reduction

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acridone was in 1892

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“Acridone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acridone. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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