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Pronunciation: an′thră-kwi′nōn


  1. The basis of natural cathartic principles in plants; used as a reagent.
  2. A compound containing 9,10-anthraquinone (1) as a part of its structure; this class of compound comprises the largest group of naturally occurring quinones.

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