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irone

[ ahy-rohn, ahy-rohn ]
/ aɪˈroʊn, ˈaɪ roʊn /
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noun Chemistry.
a colorless liquid of isomeric, unsaturated ketones, C14H22O, obtained from orris root: used in perfumery for its odor of violets.
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Origin of irone

First recorded in 1890–95; ir(is) + -one
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How to use irone in a sentence

  • The greater part of the product consists of the inodorous myristic acid, the chief odour-bearing constituent being irone.

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