dimedon

noun di·me·don \ˈdīməˌdän\
variants: or

dimedone

\-ˌdōn\

Definition of dimedon

plural

-s

  1. :  a crystalline diketone C8H12O2 made by reaction of mesityl oxide and ethyl malonate and used in the analysis of aldehydes with which it forms insoluble derivatives; 5,5-dimethyl-1,3-cyclohexane-dione

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Origin and Etymology of dimedon

International Scientific Vocabulary dime- (from dimethyl) + d- (from dihydr-) + -one


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