ac·​ri·​dan | \ ˈa-krə-ˌdan \
variants: or less commonly acridane \ ˈa-​krə-​ˌdān \
plural -s

Definition of acridan

: a colorless crystalline base C13H11N made by reducing acridine

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First Known Use of acridan

circa 1927, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acridan

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

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“Acridan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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