chloroquine

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

noun Pharmacology.

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

Nearby words

  1. chloroplatinic,
  2. chloroplatinic acid,
  3. chloroprene,
  4. chloroprocaine hydrochloride,
  5. chloropsia,
  6. chlorosis,
  7. chlorospinel,
  8. chlorosulfonic acid,
  9. chlorothalonil,
  10. chlorothiazide

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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