acridine

noun ac·ri·dine \ ˈa-krə-ˌdēn \

Definition of acridine

: a colorless crystalline compound C13H9N occurring in coal tar and important as the parent compound of dyes and pharmaceuticals

Origin and Etymology of acridine

borrowed from German Acridin, from Latin ācer, ācr- "sharp, biting" + German -idin (probably as in Pyridin pyridine) — more at acr-


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acridine

noun ac·ri·dine \ ˈak-rə-ˌdēn \

medical Definition of acridine

: a colorless crystalline compound C13H9N occurring in coal tar and important as the parent compound of dyes and pharmaceuticals

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