Meaning of 酮

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Pinyin: tóng
English Definition: ketone
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 13; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (chemical) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ yǒu ] wine; wine vessel; chemical
    • [ tóng ] same, similar; together with, alike
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Example Words
黄酮 huáng tóng flavone
氯胺酮 àn tóng ketamine (C13H16ClNO)
喹诺酮 kuí nuò tóng quinolone (a hydroxylated quinoline, inhibiting the replication of bacterial DNA)
丙酮 bǐng tóng acetone CH3COCH
丙酮酸 bǐng tóng suān pyruvic acid CH3COCOOH
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Example Sentences
He suggests Oscar is able - like dogs, which can reportedly smell cancer - to detect ketones, the distinctly-odoured biochemicals given off by dying cells.
Chemicals in this group, such as acrylamide and methylvinyl ketone, also show up in car exhaust, cigarette smoke, industrial settings, even French fries.
Ketosis occurs when you don't have enough sugar (glucose) for energy, so your body breaks down stored fat, causing ketones to build up in your body.
She points to a 2004 study, for example, in which she and colleagues found no evidence that humans could discriminate between acetophenone and deuterated acetophenone.