- an alkaloid, C23H30ClN3O, similar in its properties to pamaquine, used in the treatment of malaria.
Origin of quinacrine
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- another name for mepacrine
- quinacrine mustard a nitrogen mustard derived from mepacrine and used as a stain for chromosomes
Word Origin for quinacrine
C20: from quin (ine) + acr (id) + -ine ²
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