adrenochrome

noun ad·re·no·chrome \ ə-ˈdrē-nō-ˌkrōm \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of adrenochrome

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

Origin and Etymology of adrenochrome

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


Medical Dictionary

adrenochrome

noun ad·re·no·chrome \ ə-ˈdrē-nə-ˌkrōm \

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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