Meaning of methylheptenone

meth•yl•hep•te•none

Pronunciation: (meth"ul-hep'tu-nōn"), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a colorless liquid, CHO, occurring in many essential oils and produced by synthesis: used in organic synthesis and in the manufacture of inexpensive perfumes.
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