Definition of pyridone in English:

pyridone

noun

Chemistry
  • Each of three isomeric keto derivatives of pyridine, differing in the position of the oxygen atom; any substituted derivative of such a compound.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in George M'Gowan (b. 1853). From German Pyridon from Pyrid- (in Pyridin) + -on.

Pronunciation

pyridone

/ˈpɪrɪdəʊn/