-one


a suffix used in the names of ketones and analogous chemical compounds: lactone; quinone.

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Origin of -one

perhaps < Greek -ōnē feminine patronymic
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British Dictionary definitions for -one

-one


suffix forming nouns

indicating that a chemical compound is a ketoneacetone

Word Origin for -one

arbitrarily from Greek -ōnē, feminine patronymic suffix, but perhaps influenced by -one in ozone
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Medicine definitions for -one

-one


suff.

A ketone:acetone.
A compound that contains oxygen, especially in a carbonyl radical:lactone.
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Science definitions for -one

-one


A suffix used to form the names of chemical compounds containing an oxygen atom attached to a carbon atom, such as acetone.
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