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acyloin

[ uh-sil-oh-in, as-uh-loin, as-uh-loh-in ]
/ əˈsɪl oʊ ɪn, ˈæs əˌlɔɪn, ˌæs əˈloʊ ɪn /
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noun Chemistry.

a hydroxy ketone of the general formula RCOCHOHR, where R is an element or group.

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