quinoline

noun
quin·o·line | \ ˈkwi-nə-ˌlēn \

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

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

noun
quin·o·line | \ ˈkwin-ᵊl-ˌēn \

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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