Definitions for naphthoquinone

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  1. vitamin K, naphthoquinone, antihemorrhagic factor(noun)

    a fat-soluble vitamin that helps in the clotting of blood

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  1. naphthoquinone(Noun)

    Either of two isomers of polycyclic aromatic ketones derived from naphthalene.

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  1. Naphthoquinone(noun)

    a yellow crystalline substance, C10H6O2, analogous to quinone, obtained by oxidizing naphthalene with chromic acid

  2. Origin: [Naphthalene + quinone.]

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  1. Naphthoquinone

    Naphthoquinone is a class of organic compounds derived from naphthalene. Three isomers are normally discussed: ⁕1,2-Naphthoquinone ⁕1,4-Naphthoquinone, of which the Vitamin K group compounds are derivatives ⁕2,6-Naphthoquinone Naphthoquinones are also a class of natural phenolic compounds formed on a C6-C4 skeleton.


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