<chemistry> A colourless liquid of an agreeable odour, C6H10O, obtained by distilling a mixture of sugar and lime; so called because formerly regarded as a polymeric modification of acetone.

Origin: Pref. Met- + acetone.

(01 Mar 1998)

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