hydroquinone

noun hy·dro·qui·none \ ˌhī-drō-kwi-ˈnōn , -ˈkwi-ˌnōn \
Updated on: 3 Apr 2018

Definition of hydroquinone

: a white crystalline strongly reducing phenol C6H6O2 used especially as a photographic developer, as an antioxidant and stabilizer, and in medicine to remove pigmentation from hyperpigmented areas of skin

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hydroquinone

noun hy·dro·qui·none \ -kwin-ˈōn , -ˈkwin-ˌōn \

medical Definition of hydroquinone

: a bleaching agent C6H6O2 used topically to remove pigmentation from hyperpigmented areas of skin (as a lentigo or freckle)

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