hexone

[hek-sohn]

noun Chemistry.

any of various organic ketones containing six atoms of carbon in the molecule.

Nearby words

  1. hexateuch,
  2. hexavalent,
  3. hexitol,
  4. hexokinase,
  5. hexokinase method,
  6. hexone base,
  7. hexosamine,
  8. hexosaminidase,
  9. hexosan,
  10. hexose

Origin of hexone

First recorded in 1895–1900; hex- + -one

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British Dictionary definitions for hexone

hexone

noun

another name for methyl isobutyl ketone
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