[kwin-hahy-drohn, kwin-hahy-drohn]
noun Chemistry.
a dark green, crystalline, slightly water-soluble solid, C 1 2 H 1 0 O 4 , used in solution, together with a platinum wire, as an electrode (quinhy·drone elec·trode)

1855–60; quin(ine) + hydr(oquin)one

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