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

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To create their spray, the beetles combine hydrogen peroxide with hydroquinones, which explodes into an irritating spray of benzoquinone. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "How Exploding Beetles Can Survive Being Eaten Alive," 21 Feb. 2018

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1872, in the meaning defined above

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

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