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hydroquinone

[hahy-droh-kwi-nohn, -druh-kwin-ohn] /ˌhaɪ droʊ kwɪˈnoʊn, -drəˈkwɪn oʊn/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a white, crystalline compound, C 6 H 6 O 2 , formed by the reduction of quinone: used chiefly in photography and to inhibit autoxidation reactions.
Also called hydroquinol
[hahy-druh-kwin-awl, -ol] /ˌhaɪ drəˈkwɪn ɔl, -ɒl/ (Show IPA),
quinol.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; hydro-1 + quinone
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British Dictionary definitions for hydroquinone

hydroquinone

/ˌhaɪdrəʊkwɪˈnəʊn/
noun
1.
a white crystalline soluble phenol used as a photographic developer; 1,4-dihydroxybenzene. Formula: C6H4(OH)2 Also called quinol
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hydroquinone in Medicine

hydroquinone hy·dro·qui·none (hī'drō-kwĭ-nōn', -kwĭn'ōn')
n.
A white crystalline compound used as an antioxidant, a stabilizer, and a reagent. Also called hydroquinol.

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