ketone

Definitions of ketone
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n any of a class of organic compounds having a carbonyl group linked to a carbon atom in each of two hydrocarbon radicals

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acetone, dimethyl ketone, propanone
the simplest ketone; a highly inflammable liquid widely used as an organic solvent and as material for making plastics
butanone, methyl ethyl ketone
colorless soluble flammable liquid ketone used as a solvent for resins and as a paint remover and in lacquers and cements and adhesives and cleaning fluids and celluloid
flavin
a ketone that forms the nucleus of certain natural yellow pigments like riboflavin
acetone body, ketone body
a ketone that is an intermediate product of the breakdown of fats in the body; any of three compounds (acetoacetic acid, acetone, and/or beta-hydroxybutyric acid) found in excess in blood and urine of persons with metabolic disorders
acetoacetic acid
unstable acid found in abnormal amounts in the blood and urine in some cases of impaired metabolism (as diabetes mellitus or starvation)
beta-hydroxybutyric acid
beta derivative of hydroxybutyric acid that is found in the blood and urine in some cases of impaired metabolism
Type of:
organic compound
any compound of carbon and another element or a radical

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