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[byoot-n-ohn] /ˈbyut nˌoʊn/
noun, Chemistry.
Origin of butanone
First recorded in 1900-05; butane + -one Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for butanone


a colourless soluble flammable liquid used mainly as a solvent for resins, as a paint remover, and in lacquers, cements, and adhesives. Formula: CH3COC2H5 Also called methyl ethyl ketone
Word Origin
C20: from butan(e) + -one
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butanone in Science
A colorless, flammable compound used as a solvent and in cleaning fluids and celluloid. Butanone is a ketone. Also called methyl ethyl ketone. Chemical formula: C4H8O.
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