• WordNet 3.6
    • n 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
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Quinone (Chem) A crystalline substance, C6H4O2called also benzoketone), first obtained by the oxidation of quinic acid and regarded as a double ketone; also, by extension, any one of the series of which quinone proper is the type.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n quinone The general name applied to all benzene derivatives in which two hydrogen atoms are replaced by two oxygen atoms.
    • n quinone Specifically, a compound obtained by distilling kinic acid with diluted sulphuric acid and peroxid of manganese, or by the oxidation of aniline with chromic acid. It is in the form of a sublimate of fine golden-yellow crystals, slightly soluble in cold water and very volatile, and has a piercing irritating odor in the state of vapor. Also written kinone.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Quinone kwin′ōn a golden-yellow crystalline compound usually prepared by oxidising aniline with potassium bichromate and sulphuric acid: a general name applied to all benzene derivatives in which two oxygen atoms replace two hydrogen atoms
    • Quinone Also Kinone (kē′nōn), as KinicQuinic
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Quin,ine + ketone,


In literature:

Quinones invited the German to supper, and both were accompanied to their quarters by music, and Quinones disarmed himself in public.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XXVI., December, 1880." by Various
The commander of the Pintados, Don Diego de Quinones, was notified.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, Volume XXIV, 1630-34" by Various
Pedro Ramirez de Quinones.
"The Annals of the Cakchiquels" by Daniel G. Brinton
His name was Saleta, and he was a magistrate of the Court of Justice, and a constant visitor at the Quinones' house.
"The Grandee" by Armando Palacio Valdés
Quinone, which is light yellow in colour, is the simplest coloured substance on this theory.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1" by Various
Benedic, Domine, hoc cubiculum, respice, quinon dormis neque dormitas.
"Folk-lore of Shakespeare" by Thomas Firminger Thiselton-Dyer
Thus there is quinone itself, or benzoquinone, which is benzene with two atoms of oxygen replacing two atoms of hydrogen.
"Coal" by Raphael Meldola
The man selected for the new Captain-Generalship was a practical soldier of experience named Diego Hernandez de Quinones.
"The History of Cuba, vol. 1" by Willis Fletcher Johnson
Get thee to Quinones, and the armory.
"The Infidel, Vol. I." by Robert Montgomery Bird
Don Pedro y Quinones, archbishop of Granada, has himself borne testimony to this fact.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 7 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)

In news:

It's a rule the shelter's manager, Frank Quinones, says dates back years.
From left, Madelyn Ortiz, Rosa Quinones, and Cynthia Martinez march at the start of the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk at Bushnell Park in Hartford last year.
Today's obituaries: David L Quinones, former special agent, Onondaga Lake Park Marina harbormaster.
On September 8, 2012, David Lawrence Quinones, of Syracuse, NY, passed on to a better place, caused by a genetic heart disease, at St Joseph's Hospital.
Marc Quinones Makes New Mexican Style Duck Tamale.
Sandia Resort and Casino's Bien Shur Chef De Cuisine Marc Quinones is in the kitchen making a delicious Duck Tamale and talking about the new fall menu.
(AP Photo/ABC, Lou Rocco) ABC News correspondent John Quinones, right, speaks with singer and actor Marc Anthony in an interview, Friday, Aug 26, 2011, in New York.
Muniz Quinones verifies that completed absentee ballots from the presidential election match up with a list of precincts at the Miami-Dade County Elections Department, Tuesday, Oct 30, 2012, in Miami.
Band with punk-rock roots blew them away in North Park recently and had some interesting things to say to Ghetto News Flash's Dita Quinones about their mariachi suits.
Damn, that's crazy: Frankie Quinones' TV debut on Nickelodeon .
Author Karen Quinones Miller makes no apologizes for title of new book.
Earlier this year, author Karen E Quinones Miller found out that Walmart wouldn't be carrying her semiautobiographical book on its shelves.
Something tells us Rachel Zoe would approve of Quinones' look.
Marc Quinones Makes New Mexican Style Duck Tamale .
Bien Shur's Chef de Cuisine, Marc Quinones, prepares Sous Vide Elk Tenderloin with Creamsicle Potatoes, Red Cabbage and Blueberry Paint.

In science:

An example is the quinones which contain a C=O group.
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