|quinoline (ˈkwɪnəˌliːn, -lɪn)|
|1.||an oily colourless insoluble basic heterocyclic compound synthesized by heating aniline, nitrobenzene, glycerol, and sulphuric acid: used as a food preservative and in the manufacture of dyes and antiseptics. Formula: C9H7N|
|2.||any substituted derivative of quinoline|
|a fool or simpleton; ninny.|
|a gadget; dingus; thingumbob.|
quinoline quin·o·line (kwĭn'ə-lēn', -lĭn)
An aromatic organic base synthesized or obtained from coal tar and used as a food preservative and in making antiseptics.
|quinoline (kwĭn'ə-lēn', -lĭn) Pronunciation Key
An aromatic organic liquid having a pungent, tarlike odor. Quinoline is a base and is obtained from coal tar or is synthesized. It is used as a food preservative and in making antiseptics and dyes. Chemical formula: C9H7N.
any of a class of organic compounds of the aromatic heterocyclic series characterized by a double-ring structure composed of a benzene and a pyridine ring fused at two adjacent carbon atoms. The benzene ring contains six carbon atoms, while the pyridine ring contains five carbon atoms and a nitrogen atom. The simplest member of the quinoline family is quinoline itself, a compound with molecular structure C9H7N.
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