Ketone

Definition of Ketone

Ke´tone   Pronunciation: kē´tōn
n.1.(Chem.) One of a large class of organic substances resembling the aldehydes, obtained by the distillation of certain salts of organic acids and consisting of carbonyl (CO) united with two hydrocarbon radicals. In general the ketones are colorless volatile liquids having a pungent ethereal odor.

Related Words

acetone, acetone body, butanone, Clinoril, dimethyl ketone, flavin, ketone body, methyl ethyl ketone, nabumetone, organic compound, propanone, Relafen, sulindac, Tolectin, tolmetin sodium
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