(= vitamin K3; 2-methyl-1,4-naphthalene dione.)
Synthetic naphthoquinone derivative with properties similar to those of Vitamin K.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • menadione — [men΄ə dī′ōn, men΄ə dī ōn′] n. [ ME(THYL) + na(phthoquinone) + DI 1 + ONE] a yellow, crystalline powder, C11H8O2, possessing vitamin K activity and used in medicine …   English World dictionary

  • menadione — noun Etymology: methyl + napthalene + di + ketone Date: 1941 a yellow crystalline compound C11H8O2 with the biological activity of natural vitamin K …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • menadione — /men euh duy ohn/, n. Pharm. a synthetic yellow crystalline powder, C11H8O2, insoluble in water, used as a vitamin K supplement. Also called vitamin K3. [1940 45; ME(THYL) + NA(PHTHALENE) + DI 1 + ONE] * * * …   Universalium

  • menadione — noun a derivative of naphthoquinone that is a constituent of vitamin K …   Wiktionary

  • menadione — The root of compounds that are 3 multiprenyl derivatives of m. and known as the menaquinones or vitamins K2. SYN: menaphthone, vitamin K3. m. reductase SYN: NADPH dehydrogenase (quinone). m. sodium bisulfite it possesses the same action and is… …   Medical dictionary

  • menadione — men·a·di·one …   English syllables

  • menadione — men•a•di•one [[t]ˌmɛn əˈdaɪ oʊn[/t]] n. biochem. pha a synthetic yellow crystalline powder, C11H8O2, insoluble in water, used as a vitamin K supplement Also called vitamin K3 • Etymology: 1940–45; me (thyl) +na (phthalene) +di I+ one …   From formal English to slang

  • menadione — /mɛnəˈdaɪoʊn/ (say menuh duyohn) noun a yellow crystalline compound, related to vitamin K; vitamin K3. {me(thyl) + na(phtha) + di 1 + one} …   Australian English dictionary

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