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acyloin

[uh-sil-oh-in, as-uh-loin, as-uh-loh-in] /əˈsɪl oʊ ɪn, ˈæs əˌlɔɪn, ˌæs əˈloʊ ɪn/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a hydroxy ketone of the general formula RCOCHOHR, where R is an element or group.
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