valerolactone

noun
va·le·ro·lactone | \və¦li(ˌ)rō, ¦valərō+\

Definition of valerolactone 

: the lactone C5H8O2 of any hydroxy derivative of valeric acid especially : the γ-lactone found in pyroligneous acid, made synthetically, and used chiefly as a solvent

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History and Etymology for valerolactone

International Scientific Vocabulary valer- + lactone

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