xyloquinone

noun
xy·​lo·​quinone | \ "+ \

Definition of xyloquinone

: any of several yellow crystalline compounds (CH3)2C6H2O2 obtained in general by oxidation of xylidines or xylenols; dimethyl-benzoquinone

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History and Etymology for xyloquinone

International Scientific Vocabulary xyl- + quinone

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“Xyloquinone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/xyloquinone. Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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