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quinacrine

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noun quin·a·crine \ˈkwi-nə-ˌkrēn\

Definition of quinacrine

  1. :  an antimalarial drug derived from acridine and used especially in the form of its dihydrochloride C23H30ClN3O·2HCl·2H2O



Origin of quinacrine

quinine + acridine


First Known Use: circa 1934


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quinacrine

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noun quin·a·crine \ˈkwin-ə-ˌkrēn\

Medical Definition of quinacrine

  1. :  an antimalarial drug derived from acridine and used especially in the form of its dihydrochloride C23H30ClN3O·2HCl·2H2O—called also mepacrine; see atabrine




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