flavone

noun
fla·vone | \ ˈflā-ˌvōn \

Definition of flavone 

: a colorless crystalline aromatic ketone C15H10O2 found in the leaves, stems, and seed capsules of many primroses also : any of the derivatives of this ketone many of which occur as yellow plant pigments in the form of glycosides and are used as dyestuffs

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Additional study of the blue chrysanthemums revealed that the observed color was in fact due to the combined effects of delphinidin and a class of copigments called flavones that are commonly found in flowers. Jordan C. Axelson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The quest for blue blooms: Scientists can finally celebrate with first blue chrysanthemums," 26 July 2017

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First Known Use of flavone

1897, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for flavone

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin flavus

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flavone

noun
fla·vone | \ ˈflā-ˌvōn \

Medical Definition of flavone 

: a colorless crystalline ketone C15H10O2 found in the leaves, stems, and seed capsules of many primroses also : any of the derivatives of this ketone many of which occur as yellow plant pigments in the form of glycosides and are used as dyestuffs

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