a yellow crystalline ketone, CH(CO)CH, produced from anthracene by oxidation or the reaction of phthalic anhydride with benzene: it is used in the manufacture of certain dyes and dye intermediates
Origin of anthraquinoneanthra(cene) + quinone
A yellow crystalline derivative of anthracene, C14H8O2, that is insoluble in water and used chiefly in the manufacture of dyes.
Origin of anthraquinoneanthra(cene) quinone
anthra- + quinone