benzoquinone

ben·zo·qui·none .ben-zō-kwin-'ōn, -'kwin-. n QUINONE (1)

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ben·zo·qui·none (ben″zo-kwinґōn) 1. a substituted benzene ring containing two carbonyl groups, usually in the para (1,4) position. p-Benzoquinone is used in the manufacture of dyes and hydroquinone, and in fungicides; it is toxic by inhalation and is an irritant to skin and mucous membranes. Called also quinone. 2. any of a subclass of quinones that are derived from or contain this structure, such as those involved in the electron transport chain of respiration.


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