|Systematic name: propanone a colourless volatile flammable pungent liquid, miscible with water, used in the manufacture of chemicals and as a solvent and thinner for paints, varnishes, and lacquers. Formula: CH3COCH3|
|[C19: from German Azeton, from |
|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
acetone ac·e·tone (ās'ĭ-tōn')
A colorless, volatile, extremely flammable liquid ketone widely used as an organic solvent.
An organic compound produced in excessive amounts in diabetic acidosis.
|acetone (ās'ĭ-tōn') Pronunciation Key
A colorless, volatile, extremely flammable liquid ketone that is widely used as a solvent, for example in nail-polish remover. Chemical formula: C3H6O.