flavanone

noun

fla·​va·​none ˈflā-və-ˌnōn How to pronounce flavanone (audio)
: any of various aromatic ketones that often occur in plants as glycosides and that constitute a subset of the flavonoids

Word History

Etymology

Latin flavus + International Scientific Vocabulary -ane + -one

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of flavanone was in 1949

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Cite this Entry

“Flavanone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flavanone. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

flavanone

noun
fla·​va·​none ˈflā-və-ˌnōn How to pronounce flavanone (audio)
: a colorless crystalline ketone C15H12O2
also : any of the derivatives of this ketone many of which occur in plants often in the form of glycosides
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