quinoline

noun
quin·​o·​line | \ ˈkwi-nə-ˌlēn How to pronounce quinoline (audio) \

Definition of quinoline

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 : a derivative of quinoline

Examples of quinoline in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other compounds in the same class, known as quinolines, could prove to be superior treatments or serve as backups for patients who can’t tolerate hydroxychloroquine, Frantz said. Alia Malik, ExpressNews.com, 8 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of quinoline

1845, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for quinoline

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

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“Quinoline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quinoline. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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quinoline

noun
quin·​o·​line | \ ˈkwin-ᵊl-ˌēn How to pronounce quinoline (audio) \

Medical Definition of quinoline

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 : a derivative of quinoline

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