quinacrine

quinacrine

[kwin-uh-kreen]
noun Pharmacology.
an alkaloid, C 2 3 H 3 0 ClN 3 O, similar in its properties to pamaquine, used in the treatment of malaria.

Origin:
1930–35; quin(ine) + acr(id) + -ine2

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quinacrine (ˈkwɪnəˌkriːn)
 
n
1.  another name for mepacrine
2.  quinacrine mustard a nitrogen mustard derived from mepacrine and used as a stain for chromosomes
 
[C20: from quin(ine) + acr(id) + -ine²]

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