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Any of a family of fat-soluble quinone compounds that are found in the membranes of eukaryotic cells, especially in mitochondria, and serve as electron carriers in cellular respiration and other processes. Also called coenzyme Q.
(Biochemistry) another name for coenzyme Q
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|Noun||1.||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|
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