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methylbenzodioxepinone (uncountable)

  1. (organic chemistry) An odorant used to give the olfactory impression of a seashore.
    • 2009 March 3, Jens Mortensen, “Eau de Mies”, in New York Times[1]:
      Just as steel, the new high-tech metal, allowed the rise of the skyscraper, Pfizer’s 1966 discovery of the methylbenzodioxepinone molecule, trade-named Calone, with its fresh marine/ozonic scent, allowed the creation of the oceanic scents of the ’90s.