anthraquinone

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noun an·thra·qui·none \ˌan(t)-thrə-kwi-ˈnōn, -ˈkwi-ˌnōn\

Definition of anthraquinone

  1. :  a yellow crystalline ketone C14H8O2 often derived from anthracene and used especially in the manufacture of dyes

Origin and Etymology of anthraquinone

probably from French, from anthracene + uinone


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anthraquinone

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noun an·thra·qui·none \ˌan(t)-thrə-kwin-ˈōn, -ˈkwin-ˌōn\

Medical Definition of anthraquinone

  1. :  a yellow crystalline ketone C14H8O2 often derived from anthracene and used especially in the manufacture of dyes


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