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chloroquine

[ klawr-uh-kwin, -kween, klohr- ]
/ ˈklɔr ə kwɪn, -ˌkwin, ˈkloʊr- /
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noun Pharmacology.

a synthetic substance, C18H26ClN3, used chiefly to control malaria attacks.

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Origin of chloroquine

First recorded in 1945–50; chloro-2 + quin(olin)e
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British Dictionary definitions for chloroquine

chloroquine
/ (ˈklɔːrəʊˌkwiːn) /

noun

a synthetic drug administered orally to treat malaria. Formula: C 18 H 26 ClN 3

Word Origin for chloroquine

C20: from chloro- + quin (oline)
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