quinacrine [kwin-uh-kreen] Word Origin noun Pharmacology.
- an alkaloid, C23H30ClN3O, similar in its properties to pamaquine, used in the treatment of malaria.
Origin of quinacrine First recorded in 1930–35;+ + British Dictionary definitions for quinacrine quinacrine noun
- another name for
- 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