Meaning of acridone in English:

acridone

Pronunciation /ˈakrɪdəʊn/

noun

Chemistry
  • A crystalline heterocyclic compound which forms the basis of various biologically and pharmacologically active substances.

    Acridone is structurally similar to acridine, but has a carbonyl group opposite to the nitrogen in the central ring. Formula: C₁₃H₈NO.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society. From acrid- + -one, after German Acridon.