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quinacrine

[kwin-uh-kreen] /ˈkwɪn əˌkrin/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
an alkaloid, C 2 3 H 3 0 ClN 3 O, similar in its properties to pamaquine, used in the treatment of malaria.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; quin(ine) + acr(id) + -ine2
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British Dictionary definitions for quinacrine

quinacrine

/ˈkwɪnəˌkriːn/
noun
1.
another name for mepacrine
2.
quinacrine mustard, a nitrogen mustard derived from mepacrine and used as a stain for chromosomes
Word Origin
C20: from quin(ine) + acr(id) + -ine²
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