Definition of butyrone
: a liquid ketone (C3H7)2CO obtained by heating calcium butyrate and used as a solvent —called also dipropyl ketone
Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:
- More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Origin and Etymology of butyrone
International Scientific Vocabulary butyr- + -one
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up butyrone? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).