lactone

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lactone

 [lak´tōn]
a cyclic organic compound in which the chain is closed by ester formation between a carboxyl and a hydroxyl group in the same molecule.

lac·tone

(lak'tōn),
An intramolecular organic anhydride formed from a hydroxyacid by the loss of water between a hydroxyl and a -COOH group; a cyclic ester.

lac·tone

(lak'tōn)
An intramolecular organic anhydride formed from a hydroxyacid by the loss of water between an -OH and a -COOH group; a cyclic ester.

lac·tone

(lak'tōn)
An intramolecular organic anhydride formed from a hydroxyacid by the loss of water between an -OH and a -COOH group; a cyclic ester.