Definition of quinone in English:
noun[mass noun] Chemistry
1.1 [count noun] Any compound with the same ring structure as 1,4-benzoquinone.
- She said other researchers had shown that these ultrafine particles can carry toxic chemicals such as quinones and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).
- Several kinds of compounds are activated under hypoxic conditions: aromatic and aliphatic N-oxides, quinones, nitroaromatics and organo-metallic compounds.
- However, during infection and damage phenols and oxidases, such as peroxidase and tyrosinase, become decompartmentalized and could oxidize phenolic compounds to form antimicrobial quinones.
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