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Hy`dro*qui"none (?), n. [Hydro-, 2 + quinone.] Chem.

A white crystalline substance, C6H4(OH)2, obtained by the reduction of quinone. It is a diacid phenol, resembling, and metameric with, pyrocatechin and resorcin. Called also dihydroxy benzene.

 

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