acridine

acridine

[ak-ri-deen, -din]
noun Chemistry.
a colorless, crystalline solid, C 13 H 9 N, usually obtained from the anthracine fraction of coal tar: used chiefly in the synthesis of dyes and drugs.

Origin:
1875–80; acrid + -ine2

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acridine (ˈækrɪˌdiːn)
 
n
a colourless crystalline solid used in the manufacture of dyes. Formula: C13H9N

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acridine ac·ri·dine (āk'rĭ-dēn')
n.
A coal tar derivative that has an irritating odor and is used in the manufacture of dyes and synthetics.

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