Lactone Definition

lăktōn
noun
Any of a group of organic cyclic esters formed by the elimination of a molecule of water from the OH and COOH groups of a molecule of a hydroxy acid.
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Other Word Forms of Lactone

Noun

Singular:
lactone
Plural:
lactones

Origin of Lactone

  • lact(o)– –one

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

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