-one

-one

a suffix used in the names of ketones and analogous chemical compounds: lactone; quinone.

Origin:
perhaps < Greek -ōnē feminine patronymic

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-one
 
suffix forming nouns
indicating that a chemical compound is a ketone: acetone
 
[arbitrarily from Greek -ōnē, feminine patronymic suffix, but perhaps influenced by -one in ozone]

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-one suff.

  1. A ketone: acetone.

  2. A compound that contains oxygen, especially in a carbonyl radical: lactone.

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A suffix used to form the names of chemical compounds containing an oxygen atom attached to a carbon atom, such as acetone.
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