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adrenochrome

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noun ad·re·no·chrome \ə-ˈdrē-nō-ˌkrōm\

Definition of adrenochrome

  1. :  a red-colored mixture of quinones derived from epinephrine by oxidation



Circa 1913

First Known Use of adrenochrome

circa 1913


Medical Dictionary

adrenochrome

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noun ad·re·no·chrome \ə-ˈdrē-nə-ˌkrōm\

Medical Definition of adrenochrome

  1. :  a red-colored mixture of quinones derived from epinephrine by oxidation and yielding a product like melanin on further oxidation




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