anthraquinone /ˌanθrəˈkwɪnəʊn/

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I. noun [ mass noun]

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[Chemistry] a yellow crystalline compound obtained by oxidation of anthracene. It is the basis of many natural and synthetic dyes.

●Chem. formula: C14H8O2.
– origin late 19th cent.: from anthra(cene) + quinone.

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