• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Phlorone (Chem) A yellow crystalline substance having a peculiar unpleasant odor, resembling the quinones, and obtained from beechwood tar and coal tar, as also by the oxidation of xylidine; -- called also xyloquinone.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n phlorone A yellow crystalline substance, C8H8O2 or 1, 4-dimethylquinone, formed by distilling cresol from coal- or beech-tar with sulphuric acid and pyrolusite. It is also made by oxidizing certain amino compounds. Also called p-xyloquinone.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Phlor,ol + quinone,