Meaning of ketone

ke•tone

Pronunciation: (kē'tōn), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. any of a class of organic compounds containing a carbonyl group, CO, attached to two alkyl groups, as CHCOCH or CHCOCH.
—adj.
  1. containing the ketone group.
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