acetophenone

noun
ace·​to·​phe·​none | \ ˌas-ə-tō-fə-ˈnōn How to pronounce acetophenone (audio) , ə-ˈsēt-ō- How to pronounce acetophenone (audio) \

Medical Definition of acetophenone

: a colorless liquid ketone CH3COC6H5 formerly used as a hypnotic but now used chiefly in perfumery

called also hypnone

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“Acetophenone.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/acetophenone. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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