|See also acetone any of a class of compounds with the general formula R′COR, where R and R′ are alkyl or aryl groups|
|[C19: from German Keton, from Aketon|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|a scrap or morsel of food left at a meal.|
ketone ke·tone (kē'tōn')
Any of a class of organic compounds having a carbonyl group linked to a carbon atom in each of two hydrocarbon radicals.
|ketone (kē'tōn') Pronunciation Key
Any of a class of organic compounds having the general formula RCOR', where R and R' are hydrocarbon radicals that are both attached to the carbon atom of the carbonyl (CO) group. Acetone is a ketone.