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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Quinones won the rescue board race and beach flags events in the Boys B Division. Gary Curreri, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Junior lifeguards honor teammate at skills competition with heavy hearts," 28 July 2017 Quinones explores this phenomenon by talking to everyone involved, from addicts and parents to doctors, scientists, cops, and even Mexican drug traffickers. Andy Borowitz, The New Yorker, "The Books We’re Turning to Now," 2 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of quinone

1853, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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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