plural -s
: 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

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary camphor + -one

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“Phorone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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