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 (kwĭ-nōn′, kwĭn′ōn′)
1. Either of two isomeric unsaturated cyclic compounds having the formula C6H4O2, found widely in plants, especially in a yellow crystalline form, and used in making dyes, tanning hides, and photography.
2. Any of various quinonoid compounds, often yellow to red in color, many of which have biological derivation or importance, such as coenzyme-Q.


(kwɪˈnəʊn; ˈkwɪnəʊn)
(Elements & Compounds) another name for benzoquinone


(kwɪˈnoʊn, ˈkwɪn oʊn)

1. a yellow, crystalline, cyclic compound, C6H4O2, used chiefly in photography and in tanning leather.
2. any of a class of compounds of this type.
[1850–55; quin(ic acid) a compound found in cinchona bark and the leaves of other plants(quinic < Sp quin(a) quinine + -ic) + -one]
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Noun1.quinone - any of a class of aromatic yellow compounds including several that are biologically important as coenzymes or acceptors or vitamins; used in making dyes
chemical compound, compound - (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
coenzyme Q, ubiquinone - any of several quinones found in living cells and that function as coenzymes that transfer electrons from one molecule to another in cell respiration
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I shall be told that the jousts of Suero de Quinones, him of the 'Paso,' and the emprise of Mosen Luis de Falces against the Castilian knight, Don Gonzalo de Guzman, were mere mockeries; as well as many other achievements of Christian knights of these and foreign realms, which are so authentic and true, that, I repeat, he who denies them must be totally wanting in reason and good sense.
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I could easily call in and say, 'Sorry, I won't be able to make it,'" says Quinones, 51.
Quinones is the notable Professor of Comparative Literature Emeritus in the Department of English, and Director of the Gould Center for Humanistic Studies at Claremont's McKenna College.