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muscone

[muhs-kohn] /ˈmʌs koʊn/
noun, Chemistry
1.
an oily, very slightly water-soluble, large cyclic ketone containing a 15-membered ring, C 1 6 H 3 0 O, obtained from musk: used in the perfume industry.
Also, muskone.
Origin
< Late Latin musc(us) musk + -one
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