[pahy-rohn, pahy-rohn]

Origin of pyrone

First recorded in 1890–95; pyr- + -one Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for pyrone


  1. either of two heterocyclic compounds that have a ring containing five carbon atoms and one oxygen atom with two double bonds and a second oxygen atom attached to a carbon atom in either the ortho -position (alpha pyrone) or the para -position (gamma pyrone)
  2. any one of a class of compounds that are substituted derivatives of a pyrone
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