at·​a·​brine ˈa-tə-brən How to pronounce atabrine (audio)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But when the chief’s son fell ill with malaria, Cobb used atabrine, a modern medicine, to heal him. Michael Lapointe, The Atlantic, 11 May 2018

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Word History


from Atabrine, a trademark

First Known Use

1932, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of atabrine was in 1932

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Cite this Entry

“Atabrine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2023.

Medical Definition


Ata·​brine ˈat-ə-brən How to pronounce Atabrine (audio)
: a preparation of quinacrine
formerly a United States registered trademark
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