hydroquinone


hy·dro·qui·none

noun \ˌhī-drō-kwi-ˈnōn, -ˈkwi-ˌnōn\

Definition of HYDROQUINONE

:  a white crystalline strongly reducing phenol C6H6O2 used especially as a photographic developer, as an antioxidant and stabilizer, and in medicine to remove pigmentation from hyperpigmented areas of skin

Origin of HYDROQUINONE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: circa 1872

hy·dro·qui·none

noun \-kwin-ˈōn, -ˈkwin-ˌōn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HYDROQUINONE

: a bleaching agent C6H6O2 used topically to remove pigmentation from hyperpigmented areas of skin (as a lentigo or freckle)

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