quinacrine


quinacrine

quinacrine [kwin-uh-kreen] Word Origin 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 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 for quinacrine C20: from quin (ine) + acr (id) + -ine ²

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