Definition of anthrone in English:

anthrone

Pronunciation /ˈanθrəʊn/

noun

Chemistry
  • A colourless crystalline ketone prepared by reduction of anthraquinone and used as a reagent in tests for cellulose and starch.

    Systematic name: 9-oxoanthracene; C₁₄H₁₀O.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society. From German Anthron, with remodelling of the ending after -one.