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


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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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