from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • (Chem.) A suffix indicating that the substance, in the name of which it appears, is a ketone.
  • suffix (Chem.), archaic A termination indicating that the hydrocarbon to the name of which it is affixed belongs to the fourth series of hydrocarbons, or the third series of unsaturated hydrocarbons; as, nonone.

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  • suffix a ketone
  • suffix any similar compound containing a carbonyl functional group


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Probably from Greek -ōnē, feminine patronymic suff.

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Probably Ancient Greek -όνη (-onē)


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