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Meaning of ACETONE

Pronunciation:  'asi`town

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the simplest ketone; a highly inflammable liquid widely used as an organic solvent and as material for making plastics

ACETONE is a 7 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: dimethyl ketone, propanone
 See Also: dissolvent, dissolver, dissolving agent, ketone, resolvent, solvent



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ac"e*tone\, n. [See {Acetic}.] (Chem.)
A volatile liquid consisting of three parts of carbon, six of
hydrogen, and one of oxygen; pyroacetic spirit, -- obtained
by the distillation of certain acetates, or by the
destructive distillation of citric acid, starch, sugar, or
gum, with quicklime.

Note: The term in also applied to a number of bodies of
      similar constitution, more frequently called ketones.
      See {Ketone}.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: A chemical formed in the blood when the body uses fat instead of glucose (sugar) for energy. If acetone forms, it usually means that the cells do not have enough insulin, or cannot use the insulin that is in the blood, to use glucose for energy. Acetone passes through the body into the urine. Someone with a lot of acetone in the body can have breath that smells fruity and is called "acetone breath."
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A colorless, flammable liquid which is used as a solvent (it is most familiar as the solvent in nail polish remover). The simplest ketone, it mixes with water, ethyl alcohol, and most oils. It melts at -95.4 C°. and boils at 56.2 C°. It is naturally found in very tiny quantities in the body fluids and tissues of healthy people and in somewhat larger amounts in people suffering from diabetes or starvation.