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n. Abbr. CoQ
(Biochemistry) a quinone derivative, present in biological cells, that functions as an electron carrier in the electron transport chain. Also called: ubiquinone
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|Noun||1.||coenzyme Q - any of several quinones found in living cells and that function as coenzymes that transfer electrons from one molecule to another in cell respiration|
biochemistry - the organic chemistry of compounds and processes occurring in organisms; the effort to understand biology within the context of chemistry
coenzyme - a small molecule (not a protein but sometimes a vitamin) essential for the activity of some enzymes