lactone(redirected from Cyclic ester)
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A cyclic ester, or a compound containing a cyclic ester, formed by the intramolecular condensation of a hydroxy carboxylic acid.
lac·ton′ic (-tŏn′ĭk) adj.
(Elements & Compounds) any of a class of organic compounds formed from hydroxy acids and containing the group -C(CO)OC-, where the carbon atoms are part of a ring
any of a group of internal esters derived from hydroxy acids.
lac•ton′ic (-ˈtɒn ɪk) adj.