Definition of osone
: a compound that contains two alpha carbonyl groups and is obtained by hydrolyzing an osazone xylose osone HOCH2(CHOH)2COCHO
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Origin and Etymology of osone
International Scientific Vocabulary 2-ose + -one; originally formed as German oson
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