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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“Menthone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/menthone. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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