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[an-thruh-kwuh-nohn, -kwee-nohn, -kwin-ohn] /ˌæn θrə kwəˈnoʊn, -ˈkwi noʊn, -ˈkwɪn oʊn/
noun, Chemistry
a yellow, water-insoluble, crystalline powder, C 14 H 8 O 2 , usually derived from anthracene or phthalic anhydride: used chiefly in the manufacture of anthraquinone dyes.
1880-85; anthra(cene) + quinone Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for anthraquinone


/ˌænθrəkwɪˈnəʊn; -ˈkwɪnəʊn/
a yellow crystalline solid used in the manufacture of dyes, esp anthraquinone dyes, which have excellent colour properties. Formula: C6H4(CO)2C6H4
Word Origin
C19: anthra(cene) + quinone
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  (ān'thrə-kwĭ-nōn', -kwĭn'ōn')   
A yellow crystalline powder that is insoluble in water and used chiefly in the manufacture of dyes. Chemical formula: C14H8O2.
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Encyclopedia Article for anthraquinone

the most important quinone derivative of anthracene and the parent substance of a large class of dyes and pigments. It is prepared commercially by oxidation of anthracene or condensation of benzene and phthalic anhydride, followed by dehydration of the condensation product

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