civetone

noun

civ·​e·​tone ˈsiv-ə-ˌtōn How to pronounce civetone (audio)
: a crystalline ketone C17H30O that constitutes the characteristic odorous constituent of civet and that is used in perfumes

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“Civetone.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/civetone. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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