Definition of hydroquinone in English:

hydroquinone

noun

Chemistry
  • A crystalline compound made by the reduction of benzoquinone.

    • ‘The creams often contain dangerously high amounts of hydroquinone, a depigmenting chemical that can be harmful or fatal in large doses.’
    • ‘A similar explanation might account for the failure to detect the genotoxicity of hydroquinone.’
    • ‘Cosmetic improvement has been reported with laser therapy or topical treatment with tretinoin or hydroquinone.’
    • ‘Bleaching agents include hydroquinone, which is available in 2 to 4 percent creams and gels.’
    • ‘This may be due to the reaction products that are formed when hydroquinone is present.’

Pronunciation

hydroquinone

/ˌhīdrəˈkwiˌnōn//ˌhaɪdrəˈkwɪˌnoʊn/