Benzoquinone

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benzoquinone (ˌbɛnzəʊkwɪˈnəʊn, -ˈkwɪnəʊn)
 
n
Also called: quinone, Systematic name: cyclohexadiene-1,4-quinone a yellow crystalline water-soluble unsaturated ketone manufactured from aniline and used in the production of dyestuffs. Formula: C6H4O2

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benzoquinone

noun
any of a class of aromatic yellow compounds including several that are biologically important as coenzymes or acceptors or vitamins; used in making dyes [syn: quinone
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