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plastoquinone

[plas-toh-kwuh-nohn, -kwin-ohn] /ˌplæs toʊ kwəˈnoʊn, -ˈkwɪn oʊn/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
a quinone that occurs in the chloroplasts of plants and functions as an electron carrier during photosynthesis.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; (chloro)plast or plast(id) + -o- + quinone
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