anthraquinone(redirected from Anthroquinone)
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1. a derivative of anthracene, used in dye manufacture.
2. any of the usually highly colored derivatives of this compound which may be yellow, orange, red, red-brown, or violet; they occur in aloe, cascara sagrada, senna, and rhubarb and have cathartic properties.