Ubiquinone meaning

yo͝obĭ-kwĭ-nōn, -kwĭnōn
A quinone compound that serves as an electron carrier between flavoproteins and in cellular respiration.
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Any of a family of fat-soluble quinone compounds that are found in the membranes of eukaryotic cells, especially in mitochondria, and serve as electron carriers in cellular respiration and other processes.
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Any of various fat-soluble quinone compounds found in most aerobic organisms and serving as electron carriers in cellular respiration.
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(biochemistry) Any of several quinones that have a role in cellular respiration.
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Origin of ubiquinone

  • Blend of ubiquitous (from its widespread distribution) quinone

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition