Phorone

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Phorone (Chem) A yellow crystalline substance, having a geraniumlike odor, regarded as a complex derivative of acetone, and obtained from certain camphor compounds.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n phorone An unsaturated ketone, C9H14O or diisopropylidene-acetone, made by the action of quicklime on acetone, and also in other ways. It forms large yellowish-green crystals that melt at 28° C. Its odor somewhat resembles that of the geranium.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Camphor, + acetone,

Usage

In literature:

Phoron made Apollo's masks for many years, and every month Mercury came to his shop for a new one.
"The Happy Hypocrite" by Max Beerbohm
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