Definition of phorone in English:

phorone

(also phoron)

noun

Chemistry
  • A yellowish-green crystalline ketone, isomeric with camphorone, obtained by a condensation reaction of acetone; 2,6-dimethyl-2,5-heptadien-4-one, (CH₃)₂C=CHCOCH=C(CH₃)₂.

Origin

Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From French phorone from -phor- (in post-classical Latin camphora) + French -one).

Pronunciation

phorone

/ˈfɔːrəʊn//fəˈrəʊn/