[uh-see-toh-fuh-nohn, as-i-toh-]

noun Chemistry.

a colorless liquid, C8H8O, having a sweet odor: used chiefly as a scent in the manufacture of perfume.

Nearby words

  1. acetone body,
  2. acetonemia,
  3. acetonitrile,
  4. acetonuria,
  5. acetophenetidin,
  6. acetose,
  7. acetostearin,
  8. acetous,
  9. acetum,
  10. acetyl

Origin of acetophenone

First recorded in 1870–75; aceto- + phen- + -one

Also called acetylbenzene, hypnone, phenyl methyl ketone. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019