quinone

noun qui·none \ kwi-ˈnōn , ˈkwi-ˌnōn \

Definition of quinone

1 :either of two isomeric cyclic crystalline compounds C6H4O2 that are derivatives of benzene
2 :any of various usually yellow, orange, or red quinonoid compounds including several that are biologically important as coenzymes, hydrogen acceptors, or vitamins

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Origin and Etymology of quinone

International Scientific Vocabulary quinine + -one


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quinone

noun qui·none \ kwin-ˈōn, ˈkwin-ˌ \

medical Definition of quinone

1 :either of two isomeric cyclic crystalline compounds C6H4O2 that are extremely irritating to the skin and mucous membranes
2 :any of various usually yellow, orange, or red quinonoid compounds including several that are biologically important as coenzymes, hydrogen acceptors, or vitamins

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