menthone

noun

men·​thone
ˈmenˌthōn
plural -s
: a liquid ketone C10H18O that occurs in a levorotatory form especially in peppermint oil and pennyroyal oil and that can be made synthetically by oxidation of menthol

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary menth- + -one

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“Menthone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/menthone. Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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