adrenochrome

noun
ad·​re·​no·​chrome | \ ə-ˈdrē-nō-ˌkrōm How to pronounce adrenochrome (audio) \

Definition of adrenochrome

: a red-colored mixture of quinones derived from epinephrine by oxidation

First Known Use of adrenochrome

1940, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adrenochrome

borrowed from German Adrenochrom, from adreno- adreno- + -chrom -chrome

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adrenochrome

noun
ad·​re·​no·​chrome | \ ə-ˈdrē-nə-ˌkrōm How to pronounce adrenochrome (audio) \

Medical Definition of adrenochrome

: a red-colored mixture of quinones derived from epinephrine by oxidation and yielding a product like melanin on further oxidation

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