flavone

flavone

[fley-vohn]
noun Chemistry.
1.
a colorless, crystalline, water-insoluble compound, C 15 H 10 O 2 , the parent substance of a group of naturally occurring derivatives some of which have been used as yellow dyes.
2.
any derivative of this compound.

Origin:
1895–1900; < German Flavon; see flavo-, -one

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flavone (ˈfleɪvəʊn)
 
n
1.  a crystalline compound occurring in plants. Formula: C15H10O2
2.  any of a class of yellow plant pigments derived from flavone
 
[C19: from German Flavon, from Latin flāvus yellow + -one]

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