menthone

noun men·thone \ ˈmenˌthōn \

Definition of menthone

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

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Origin and Etymology of menthone

International Scientific Vocabulary menth- + -one


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