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Meaning of QUINONE

Pronunciation:  kwi'nown

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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
 

QUINONE is a 7 letter word that starts with Q.

 

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

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 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}.]



 

 

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