io·​none ˈī-ə-ˌnōn How to pronounce ionone (audio)
: either of two oily liquid isomeric ketones C13H20O that have a strong odor of violets, are found especially in the essential oil of an Australian shrub (Boronia megastigma) but are usually obtained from citral, and are used especially in perfumes

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“Ionone.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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