Medical Dictionary

acetophenone

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noun ace·to·phe·none \ˌas-ə-tō-fə-ˈnōn, ə-ˈsēt-ō-\

Medical Definition of acetophenone

  1. :  a colorless liquid ketone CH3COC6H5 formerly used as a hypnotic but now used chiefly in perfumery—called also hypnone


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