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flavone

[fley-vohn] /ˈfleɪ voʊn/
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
1895-1900; < German Flavon; see flavo-, -one
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flavone

/ˈfleɪvəʊn/
noun
1.
a crystalline compound occurring in plants. Formula: C15H10O2
2.
any of a class of yellow plant pigments derived from flavone
Word Origin
C19: from German Flavon, from Latin flāvus yellow + -one
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