quinhydrone [kwin-hahy-drohn, kwin-hahy-drohn] Word Origin noun Chemistry.

  1. a dark green, crystalline, slightly water-soluble solid, C12H10O4, used in solution, together with a platinum wire, as an electrode (quinhy·drone elec·trode).

Origin of quinhydrone First recorded in 1855–60; quin(ine) + hydr(oquin)one

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