ketone

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From German keton, from German Aketon (acetone), from French acétone (acetone). See acetone.

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ketone (plural ketones)

  1. (organic chemistry) A homologous series of organic molecules whose functional group is an oxygen atom joined to a carbon atom—by a double bond—in a carbon-hydrogen based molecule.

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