quinoxaline

noun

qui·​nox·​a·​line kwi-ˈnäk-sə-ˌlēn How to pronounce quinoxaline (audio) -ˌlīn How to pronounce quinoxaline (audio)
: a weakly basic bicyclic compound C8H6N2 made by condensing the ortho form of phenylenediamine with glyoxal and having fused benzene and pyrazine rings
also : any of various derivatives of quinoxaline having antibiotic properties

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“Quinoxaline.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/quinoxaline. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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