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Pronunciation: naf'tho-kwin'on


  1. A quinone derivative of naphthalene, reducible to naphthohydroquinone; 1,4-naphthoquinone derivatives have vitamin K activity (menaquinone).
  2. A class of compounds containing the naphthoquinone (1) structure.

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