diketone

[dahy-kee-tohn]

noun Chemistry.

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

Nearby words

  1. diisobutyl phthalate,
  2. dijon,
  3. dijon mustard,
  4. dik-dik,
  5. dike,
  6. diketopiperazine,
  7. dikkop,
  8. diktat,
  9. dil,
  10. dil.

Origin of diketone

First recorded in 1895–1900; di-1 + ketone

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Medicine definitions for diketone

diketone

[dī-kētōn′]

n.

A compound containing two carbonyl groups.

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