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noun pyr·i·dine \ˈpir-ə-ˌdēn\

Medical Definition of PYRIDINE

:  a toxic water-soluble flammable liquid base C5H5N of pungent odor that is the parent of many naturally occurring organic compounds and is used as a solvent and a denaturant for alcohol and in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals (as antiseptics and antihistamines) and waterproofing agents
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