pyrrolidone

noun

pyr·​rol·​idone
-dōn
plural -s
: a crystalline or liquid lactam C4H7NO made by a series of steps using acetylene, formaldehyde, and ammonia and used chiefly in making polyvinylpyrrolidone; 2-pyrrolidin-one

called also 2-pyrrolidone

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Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary pyrrolidine + -one

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“Pyrrolidone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pyrrolidone. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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