irone

[ ahy-rohn, ahy-rohn ]

nounChemistry.
  1. a colorless liquid of isomeric, unsaturated ketones, C14H22O, obtained from orris root: used in perfumery for its odor of violets.

Origin of irone

1
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.