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quinone

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noun qui·none \kwi-ˈnōn, ˈkwi-ˌ\

Definition of quinone

  1. 1 :  either of two isomeric cyclic crystalline compounds C6H4O2 that are derivatives of benzene

  2. 2 :  any of various usually yellow, orange, or red quinonoid compounds including several that are biologically important as coenzymes, hydrogen acceptors, or vitamins



Origin of quinone

International Scientific Vocabulary quinine + -one


First Known Use: 1853


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quinone

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noun qui·none \kwin-ˈōn, ˈkwin-ˌ\

Medical Definition of quinone

  1. 1:  either of two isomeric cyclic crystalline compounds C6H4O2 that are extremely irritating to the skin and mucous membranes

  2. 2:  any of various usually yellow, orange, or red quinonoid compounds including several that are biologically important as coenzymes, hydrogen acceptors, or vitamins




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