Definitions for: Naphthoquinone


[n] a fat-soluble vitamin that helps in the clotting of blood



Webster (1913) Definition: Naph`tho*qui"none, n. [Naphthalene + quinone.]
(Chem.)
A yellow crystalline substance, C10H6O2, analogous to
quinone, obtained by oxidizing naphthalene with chromic acid.

Synonyms: antihemorrhagic factor, vitamin K

See Also: fat-soluble vitamin, menadione, phylloquinone, phytonadione, vitamin K1, vitamin K3

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