pyridine

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noun pyr·i·dine \ˈpir-ə-ˌdēn\

Definition of pyridine

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1851


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pyridine

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noun pyr·i·dine \ˈpir-ə-ˌdēn\

Medical Definition of pyridine

  1. :  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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