Definitions for: Quinone


[n] any of a class of aromatic yellow compounds including several that are biologically important as coenzymes or acceptors or vitamins; used in making dyes



Webster (1913) Definition: Qui"none, n. [Quinine + ketone.] (Chem.)
A crystalline substance, C6H4O2 (called also
benzoketone), first obtained by the oxidation of quinic
acid and regarded as a double ketone; also, by extension, any
one of the series of which quinone proper is the type.
[Written also chinone, kinone.]

Synonyms: benzoquinone

See Also: chemical compound, coenzyme Q, compound, ubiquinone

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