Definitions for menadioneˌmɛn əˈdaɪ oʊn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

men•a•di•oneˌmɛn əˈdaɪ oʊn(n.)

  1. a synthetic yellow crystalline powder, C11H8O2, insoluble in water, used as a vitamin K supplement.

    Category: Biochemistry, Pharmacology

    Ref: Also called vitamin K3. 3

Origin of menadione:

1940–45; me (thyl ) +na (phthalene ) +di -1+ -one

Princeton's WordNet

  1. vitamin K3, menadione(noun)

    a form of vitamin K

Wiktionary

  1. menadione(Noun)

    a derivative of naphthoquinone that is a constituent of vitamin K

Freebase

  1. Menadione

    Menadione is a synthetic chemical compound sometimes used as a nutritional supplement because of its vitamin K activity. It is an analog of 1,4-naphthoquinone with a methyl group in the 2-position.

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