[ahy-rohn, ahy-rohn]
noun Chemistry.
a colorless liquid of isomeric, unsaturated ketones, C 14 H 22 O, obtained from orris root: used in perfumery for its odor of violets.

1890–95; ir(is) + -one Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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