acridan

noun

ac·​ri·​dan
ˈa-krə-ˌdan
variants or less commonly acridane
ˈa-krə-ˌdān
plural -s
: a colorless crystalline base C13H11N made by reducing acridine

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary, blend of acridine + -an, -ane

First Known Use

circa 1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acridan was circa 1927

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“Acridan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acridan. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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