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quinone

noun qui·none \kwi-ˈnōn, ˈkwi-ˌ\

Definition of QUINONE

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

International Scientific Vocabulary quinine + -one
First Known Use: 1853
Medical Dictionary

quinone

noun qui·none \kwin-ˈōn, ˈkwin-ˌ\

Medical Definition of QUINONE

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