thalline

adjective
thal·​line | \ ˈthaˌlīn, -alə̇n \

Definition of thalline

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: consisting of or constituting a thallus

thalline

noun
thal·​line | \ ˈthaˌlēn, -alə̇n \
plural -s

Definition of thalline (Entry 2 of 2)

: a crystalline base CH3OC9H9NH derived from quinoline, forming a green color with oxidizing agents, and formerly used in the form of salts as an antipyretic

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History and Etymology for thalline

Adjective

thall- + -ine

Noun

International Scientific Vocabulary thall- + -ine; from the green color it forms with oxidizing agents

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“Thalline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thalline. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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