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[men-uh-dahy-ohn] /ˌmɛn əˈdaɪ oʊn/
noun, Pharmacology.
a synthetic yellow crystalline powder, C 1 1 H 8 O 2 , insoluble in water, used as a vitamin K supplement.
Also called vitamin K3.
Origin of menadione
First recorded in 1940-45; me(thyl) + na(phthalene) + di-1 + -one Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for menadione


a yellow crystalline compound used in fungicides and as an additive to animal feeds. Formula: C11H8O2 Also vitamin K3
Word Origin
C20: from me(thyl) + na(phtha) + di-1 + -one
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menadione in Medicine

menadione men·a·di·one (měn'ə-dī'ōn')
A synthetic vitamin K derivative occurring as a yellow crystalline powder and used as a vitamin K supplement.

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