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

First Known Use of acridine

circa 1877, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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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The first known use of acridine was circa 1877

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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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