di·​me·​don | \ ˈdīməˌdän \
variants: or dimedone \ -​ˌdōn \
plural -s

Definition of dimedon

: 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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History and Etymology for dimedon

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

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“Dimedon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dimedon. Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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