Definition of phoronic in English:

phoronic

adjective

Chemistry
  • "phoronic acid", a crystalline acid obtained by oxidizing camphoric acid; 2,6-dimethylheptan-4-one-2,6-dicarboxylic acid, HOOCC(CH₃)₂CH₂COCH₂C(CH₃)₂COOH.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society. From phorone + -ic, after French phoronique.

Pronunciation

phoronic

/fəˈrɒnɪk/