pyridine

noun pyr·i·dine \ ˈpir-ə-ˌdēn \

Definition of pyridine

: a toxic water-soluble flammable liquid base C5H5N of pungent odor that is the parent of many naturally occurring organic compounds and is used as a solvent and as a denaturant for alcohol and in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals and waterproofing agents

Origin and Etymology of pyridine

pyr- + -ide + 2-ine


Medical Dictionary

pyridine

noun pyr·i·dine \ ˈpir-ə-ˌdēn \

medical Definition of pyridine

: a toxic water-soluble flammable liquid base C5H5N of pungent odor that is the parent of many naturally occurring organic compounds and is used as a solvent and a denaturant for alcohol and in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals (as antiseptics and antihistamines) and waterproofing agents

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