Definitions

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  • n. A yellow crystalline substance resembling the quinones and obtained from beechwood tar and coal tar, or by the oxidation of xylidine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A yellow crystalline substance having a peculiar unpleasant odor, resembling the quinones, and obtained from beechwood tar and coal tar, as also by the oxidation of xylidine; -- called also xyloquinone.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A yellow crystalline substance, C8H8O2 or 1, 4-dimethylquinone, formed by distilling cresol from coal- or beech-tar with sulphuric acid and pyrolusite. It is also made by oxidizing certain amino compounds. Also called p-xyloquinone.

Etymologies

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Blend of phlorol and quinone

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