Definitions for menadioneˌmɛn əˈdaɪ oʊn
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
men•a•di•oneˌmɛn əˈdaɪ oʊn(n.)
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
vitamin K3, menadione(noun)
a form of vitamin K
a derivative of naphthoquinone that is a constituent of vitamin K
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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