acetoin

noun
acet·​o·​in | \ ə-ˈset-ə-wən How to pronounce acetoin (audio) \

Medical Definition of acetoin

: a colorless liquid hydroxy ketone C4H8O2 formed from various carbohydrates by fermentation

called also acetylmethylcarbinol

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“Acetoin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/acetoin. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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