quinoline

noun

quin·​o·​line ˈkwi-nə-ˌlēn How to pronounce quinoline (audio)
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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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of quinoline was in 1845

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Cite this Entry

“Quinoline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quinoline. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

quinoline

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