pyridine

noun
pyr·​i·​dine | \ ˈpir-ə-ˌdēn How to pronounce pyridine (audio) \

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

First Known Use of pyridine

1851, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pyridine

pyr- + -ide + -ine entry 2

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The first known use of pyridine was in 1851

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“Pyridine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pyridine. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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pyridine

noun
pyr·​i·​dine | \ ˈpir-ə-ˌdēn How to pronounce pyridine (audio) \

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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