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lactone

lactone


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lactone  \Lac"tone\,  n.  (Chem.) 
  One  of  a  series  of  organic  compounds,  regarded  as  anhydrides 
  of  certain  hydroxy  acids.  In  general,  they  are  colorless 
  liquids,  having  a  weak  aromatic  odor.  They  are  so  called 
  because  the  typical  lactone  is  derived  from  lactic  acid.