Qui"none (?), n. [Quinine + ketone.] Chem.

A crystalline substance, C6H4O2 (called also benzoketone), first obtained by the oxidation of quinic acid and regarded as a double ketone; also, by extension, any one of the series of which quinone proper is the type

. [Written also chinone, kinone.] <-- and benzoquinone. -->


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