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quinone

Pronunciation: kwin'on, kwi'non

Definition: General name for aromatic compounds bearing two oxygens in place of two hydrogens, usually in the para position; the oxidation product of a hydroquinone.

Synonym(s): 1,4-benzoquinone1

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