cyclohexanone

[sahy-kloh-hek-suh-nohn, sik-loh-]

noun Chemistry.

an oily liquid, C6H10O, with an acetone and peppermintlike odor, a cyclic butone used in organic synthesis and as an industrial solvent.

Nearby words

  1. cyclodiene,
  2. cyclogenesis,
  3. cyclogiro,
  4. cyclograph,
  5. cyclohexane,
  6. cycloheximide,
  7. cyclohexylamine,
  8. cyclohexylsulfamic acid,
  9. cycloid,
  10. cycloidal propulsion

Origin of cyclohexanone

First recorded in 1905–10; see origin at cyclohexane, -one

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British Dictionary definitions for cyclohexanone

cyclohexanone

noun

a colourless liquid used as a solvent for cellulose lacquers. Formula: C 6 H 10 O
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