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pyrrolidine

[pi-roh-li-deen, -din, -rol-i-]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. a colorless, water-soluble, unpleasant smelling, poisonous liquid, C4H9N, from which proline and certain alkaloids are derived, prepared by reducing pyrrole: used chiefly in organic synthesis.
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Origin of pyrrolidine

First recorded in 1880–85; pyrrole + -id3 + -ine2
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British Dictionary definitions for pyrrolidine

pyrrolidine

noun
  1. an almost colourless liquid occurring in tobacco leaves and made commercially by hydrogenating pyrrole. It is a strongly alkaline heterocyclic base with molecules that contain a ring of four carbon atoms and one nitrogen atom. Formula: C 4 H 9 N
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pyrrolidine in Medicine

pyrrolidine

(pĭ-rŏlĭ-dēn′)
n.
  1. A nearly colorless liquid pyrrole to which four hydrogen atoms have been added. It has an ammonialike odor and is the structural basis of proline and hydroxyproline.
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