Lactone(n.) One of a series of organic compounds, regarded as anhydrides of certain hydroxy acids. In general, they are colorless liquids, having a weak aromatic odor. They are so called because the typical lactone is derived from lactic acid.
Lactonic(a.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, lactone.
Lactonic(a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid obtained by the oxidation of milk sugar (lactose).

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