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hydroquinone Line breaks: hydro|quin¦one
Pronunciation: /ˌhʌɪdrəˈkwɪnəʊn/

Definition of hydroquinone in English:


[mass noun] Chemistry
A crystalline compound made by the reduction of benzoquinone.
  • Alternative name: benzene-1,4-diol; chemical formula: C6H4(OH)2
Example sentences
  • The creams often contain dangerously high amounts of hydroquinone, a depigmenting chemical that can be harmful or fatal in large doses.
  • Bleaching agents include hydroquinone, which is available in 2 to 4 percent creams and gels.
  • Cosmetic improvement has been reported with laser therapy or topical treatment with tretinoin or hydroquinone.
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