benzoquinone

noun
ben·​zo·​qui·​none | \ ˌben-zō-kwi-ˈnōn How to pronounce benzoquinone (audio) , -ˈkwi-ˌnōn \

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Recent Examples on the Web While the solvent cells are clearly derived from the exoskeleton membrane cells, the developmental origin of the novel benzoquinone-producing cells is still mysterious. Quanta Magazine, 16 Aug. 2021 Bombardier beetles spew irritating benzoquinones from their abdomens, and fire salamanders spray toxins from their glands over a foot away. National Geographic, 7 Jan. 2020 To create their spray, the beetles combine hydrogen peroxide with hydroquinones, which explodes into an irritating spray of benzoquinone. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, 21 Feb. 2018

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1872, in the meaning defined above

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“Benzoquinone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/benzoquinone. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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benzoquinone

noun
ben·​zo·​qui·​none | \ ˌben-zō-kwin-ˈōn How to pronounce benzoquinone (audio) , -ˈkwin-ˌ How to pronounce benzoquinone (audio) \

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