zingerone

noun zin·ger·one \ ˈzinjəˌrōn \

Definition of zingerone

plural -s
: a pungent crystalline phenolic ketone C11H14O3 present in traces in ginger oil but made synthetically from vanillin and acetone; 4-(3-oxo-butyl)-guaiacol — see shogaol

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Origin and Etymology of zingerone

International Scientific Vocabulary zinger- (irregular from New Latin Zingiber) + -one


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