phenanthraquinone

phenanthrenequinone

[fuh-nan-threen-kwuh-nohn, -kwin-ohn]
noun Chemistry.
a yellowish-orange, crystalline, water-insoluble solid, C 1 4 H 8 O 2 , used chiefly in organic synthesis and the manufacture of dyes.
Also, phenanthraquinone [fuh-nan-thruh-kwuh-nohn, -kwin-ohn] .


Origin:
1880–85; phenanthrene + quin(ine) + -one

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