phorone

noun pho·rone \ˈfōˌrōn\

Definition of phorone

plural

-s

  1. :  a yellowish green unsaturated open-chain ketone [(CH3)2C=CH]2CO that is isomeric with camphorone and isophorone, is obtained by condensation of acetone, and is used chiefly as a solvent

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Origin and Etymology of phorone

International Scientific Vocabulary camphor + -one


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