Definition of acetophenone in English:

acetophenone

noun

Chemistry
  • A yellow, sweet-smelling liquid which crystallizes just below room temperature, used in the manufacture of certain synthetic perfumes.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society. From aceto- + -phenone, after German Acetophenon.

Pronunciation:

acetophenone

/ˈasɪtə(ʊ)fɪˌnəʊn//əˈsiːtəʊˌfiːnəʊn/