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ke·tone / ˈkēˌtōn/ • n. Chem. an organic compound containing a carbonyl group =C=O bonded to two alkyl groups, made by oxidizing secondary alcohols. The simplest such compound is acetone.DERIVATIVES: ke·ton·ic / kēˈtänik/ adj.

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ketone Any one of a group of organic compounds that contain the carbonyl group (>C=O) linked to two hydrocarbon groups. The ketone group is a carbonyl group with two single bonds to other carbon atoms (–CO–). Examples are acetone (propanone), CH3COCH3, and methyl ethyl ketone (butanone), CH3COC2H5. See also ketone body.

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ketone (kee-tohn) n. any member of a group of organic compounds consisting of a carbonyl group (=CO) flanked by two alkyl groups. k. bodies (acetone bodies) the ketones acetoacetic acid, acetone, and β-hydroxybutyrate, produced during the metabolism of fats. See also ketosis.

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ketone An organic compound that contains a ketone group,〉C=O.

ketone

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ketone An organic compound that contains a ketone group,