quinoline

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noun quin·o·line \ˈkwi-nə-ˌlēn\

Definition of quinoline

  1. 1 :  a pungent oily nitrogenous base C9H7N obtained usually by distillation of coal tar or by synthesis from aniline that is the parent compound of many alkaloids, drugs, and dyes

  2. 2 :  a derivative of quinoline

Origin and Etymology of quinoline

International Scientific Vocabulary quinine + 3-ol + 2-ine


First Known Use: 1845


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quinoline

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noun quin·o·line \ˈkwin-əl-ˌēn\

Medical Definition of quinoline

  1. 1:  a pungent oily nitrogenous base C9H7N that is obtained usually by distillation of coal tar or by synthesis from aniline and is the parent compound of many alkaloids, drugs, and dyes

  2. 2:  a derivative of quinoline

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