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Meaning of quinone

qui•none

Pronunciation: (kwi-nōn', kwin'ōn), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a yellow, crystalline, cyclic unsaturated diketone, CHO, formed by oxidizing aniline or hydroquinone: used chiefly in photography and in tanning leather.
  2. any of a class of compounds of this type.
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