tropolone

noun

trop·​o·​lone
ˈträpəˌlōn
plural -s
: a crystalline unsaturated enolic ketone C7H6O2 containing the seven-membered ring of tropane and tropine see stipitatic acid, thujaplicin

Word History

Etymology

trop- + -ol + -one

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tropolone was in 1945

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“Tropolone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tropolone. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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