quinone

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qui·none

noun \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

Origin of QUINONE

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

qui·none

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

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

quinone

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any member of a class of cyclic organic compounds comprising a six-membered unsaturated ring (see saturation) to which two oxygen atoms are bonded as carbonyl groups (CO; see functional group). This structure plays an important role in theories of chemical structure and colour, since quinones occur as pigments in bacteria, fungi, and certain higher plants; animals containing quinones obtain them from plants they eat. The K vitamins (see vitamin K) are naphthoquinones. The term quinone often specifically denotes para-benzoquinone (CHO), a bright yellow solid with a sharp odour used in manufacturing dyes and fungicides and in photography.

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