Definition of muscone in US English:

muscone

noun

Biochemistry
  • A solid ketone which is the component of musk principally responsible for its odour, used as a fixative in perfumery; 3-methylcyclopentadecanone, C₁₆H₃₀O.

Origin

1920s. From German Muskon, probably from post-classical Latin muscus + German -on.

Pronunciation

muscone

/ˈmʌskəʊn/