Definition of muscone in English:

muscone

Pronunciation /ˈmʌskəʊn/

noun

Biochemistry
  • A solid ketone which is the component of musk principally responsible for its odour, used as a fixative in perfumery; 3-methylcyclopentadecanone, C₁₆ H₃₀ O.

Origin

1920s. From German Muskon, probably from post-classical Latin muscus + German -on.