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quinhydrone

[kwin-hahy-drohn, kwin-hahy-drohn]
noun Chemistry.
  1. a dark green, crystalline, slightly water-soluble solid, C12H10O4, used in solution, together with a platinum wire, as an electrode (quinhy·drone elec·trode).
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Origin of quinhydrone

First recorded in 1855–60; quin(ine) + hydr(oquin)one
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