[ dahy-kee-tohn ]
/ daɪˈki toʊn /

noun Chemistry.

a compound containing two C=O groups, as CH3COCOCH3.

Origin of diketone

First recorded in 1895–1900; di-1 + ketone
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Medicine definitions for diketone


[ dī-kētōn′ ]


A compound containing two carbonyl groups.

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