anthraquinone

[ an-thruh-kwuh-nohn, -kwee-nohn, -kwin-ohn ]
/ ˌæn θrə kwəˈnoʊn, -ˈkwi noʊn, -ˈkwɪn oʊn /
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noun Chemistry.

a yellow, water-insoluble, crystalline powder, C14H8O2, usually derived from anthracene or phthalic anhydride: used chiefly in the manufacture of anthraquinone dyes.

Nearby words

  1. anthracoid,
  2. anthracosilicosis,
  3. anthracosis,
  4. anthranilate,
  5. anthranilic acid,
  6. anthraquinone dye,
  7. anthrax,
  8. anthro,
  9. anthro-,
  10. anthrop.

Origin of anthraquinone

First recorded in 1880–85; anthra(cene) + quinone

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British Dictionary definitions for anthraquinone

anthraquinone

/ (ˌænθrəkwɪˈnəʊn, -ˈkwɪnəʊn) /

noun

a yellow crystalline solid used in the manufacture of dyes, esp anthraquinone dyes, which have excellent colour properties. Formula: C 6 H 4 (CO) 2 C 6 H 4

Word Origin for anthraquinone

C19: anthra (cene) + quinone

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Science definitions for anthraquinone

anthraquinone

[ ăn′thrə-kwĭ-nōn, -kwĭnōn′ ]

A yellow crystalline powder that is insoluble in water and used chiefly in the manufacture of dyes. Chemical formula: C14H8O2.
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