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quinacrine

[kwin-uh-kreen]
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noun Pharmacology.
  1. an alkaloid, C23H30ClN3O, similar in its properties to pamaquine, used in the treatment of malaria.

Origin of quinacrine

First recorded in 1930–35; quin(ine) + acr(id) + -ine2
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British Dictionary definitions for quinacrine

quinacrine

noun
  1. another name for mepacrine
  2. quinacrine mustard a nitrogen mustard derived from mepacrine and used as a stain for chromosomes

Word Origin

C20: from quin (ine) + acr (id) + -ine ²
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