pyridone

noun
pyr·​i·​done | \ ˈpirəˌdōn \
plural -s

Definition of pyridone

: any of several isomeric carbonyl compounds C5H5NO derived from pyridine: such as
a : the crystalline alpha isomer

called also 2-pyridone, {rom}2(1H){/rom}-pyridone

b : the crystalline gamma isomer

called also 4-pyridone, {rom}4(1H){/rom}-pyridone

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History and Etymology for pyridone

International Scientific Vocabulary pyrid- + -one

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“Pyridone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pyridone. Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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