muscone

or mus·kone

[ muhs-kohn ]
/ ˈmʌs koʊn /

noun Chemistry.

an oily, very slightly water-soluble, large cyclic ketone containing a 15-membered ring, C16H30O, obtained from musk: used in the perfume industry.

Nearby words

  1. muscleman,
  2. muscles of auditory ossicles,
  3. muscles of eyeball,
  4. muscles of head,
  5. muscles of mastication,
  6. muscovado,
  7. muscovite,
  8. muscovy,
  9. muscovy duck,
  10. muscular

Origin of muscone

< Late Latin musc(us) musk + -one

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