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menadione

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noun men·a·di·one \ˌme-nə-ˈdī-ˌōn, -dī-ˈ\

Definition of menadione

  1. :  a yellow crystalline compound C11H8O2 with the biological activity of natural vitamin K



Origin of menadione

methyl + napthalene + di- + ketone


First Known Use: 1941


Medical Dictionary

menadione

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noun men·a·di·one \ˌmen-ə-ˈdī-ˌōn, -dī-ˈ\

Medical Definition of menadione

  1. :  a yellow crystalline compound C11H8O2 with the biological activity of natural vitamin K—called also vitamin K3




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