Definitions for "Ketone"
One of a large class of organic substances resembling the aldehydes, obtained by the distillation of certain salts of organic acids and consisting of carbonyl (CO) united with two hydrocarbon radicals. In general the ketones are colorless volatile liquids having a pungent ethereal odor.
(key´ tone) • A compound with a C==O group attached to two other groups, neither of which is an H atom. Many sugars are ketones. (Contrast with aldehyde.)
Molecule/ functional group of generic type 2C=O, where R is a carbon chain of some sort. See here for a picture.
an organic chemical derived by the oxidation of alcohol.
Chemicals that the body produces when there is not enough insulin in the blood and it must break down fat for its energy. When ketones build up in the blood the body disposes of them via the urine.
Flammable organic solvents.