Flavanone definition

flāvə-nōn
A colorless crystalline compound, C15 H12 O2 , derived from flavone.
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A complex, colorless, crystalline ketone, C15H12O2, derived from flavone.
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Any of the derivatives of flavanone, many of which are found in various plants.
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A colorless crystalline tricyclic compound, C15 H12 O2 .
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Any of various colorless to pale yellow derivatives of this compound, found especially in citrus fruits, and often occurring as glycosides.
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(organic chemistry) Any of a class of flavonoid ketones, many of which occur in nature as glycosides.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
flavanone
Plural:
flavanones

Origin of flavanone

  • flav(o)– –an(e) –one

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition