menthone

noun
men·​thone | \ˈmenˌthōn\
plural -s

Definition of menthone 

: 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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History and Etymology for menthone

International Scientific Vocabulary menth- + -one

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