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primaquine

[ prahy-muh-kween ]
/ ˈpraɪ məˌkwin /
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noun Pharmacology.
a viscous liquid, C15H21N3O, used in the treatment of malaria.
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Origin of primaquine

1945–50; <New Latin prīmaprime + quin(olin)e
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British Dictionary definitions for primaquine

primaquine
/ (ˈpraɪməˌkwiːn) /

noun
a synthetic drug used in the treatment of malaria. Formula: C 15 H 21 N 3 O

Word Origin for primaquine

C20: from prima-, from Latin prīmus first + quin (olin) e
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