a) A tricyclic aromatic heterocycle, dibenzopyridine, obtained from coal tar; it is used in the manufacture of dyes and drugs
b) Any of many derivatives of this compound

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  • acridine — [ak′rə dēn΄, ak′rədin] n. [ ACRID + INE3] a colorless, crystalline, cyclic compound, C13H9N, found in coal tar: used to make dyes, of which some are used as antiseptics …   English World dictionary

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  • acridine — n. a colourless crystalline compound used in the manufacture of dyes and drugs. Etymology: ACRID + INE(4) * * * acridine Chem. (ˈækrɪdaɪn) [? f. acrid a. + ine = Gr. ινη daughter, derivative.] A crystalline substance, C12H9N, of the diphenyl… …   Useful english dictionary

  • acridine — noun Date: circa 1877 a colorless crystalline compound C13H9N occurring in coal tar and important as the parent compound of dyes and pharmaceuticals …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • acridine — /ak ri deen , din/, n. Chem. a colorless, crystalline solid, C13H9N, usually obtained from the anthracine fraction of coal tar: used chiefly in the synthesis of dyes and drugs. [1875 80; ACRID + INE2] * * * …   Universalium

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  • acridine — (entrée créée par le supplément) (a kri di n ) s. f. Terme de chimie. Base azotée (C12 H9 Az) qu on trouve dans les huiles lourdes de goudron, qui irrite les membranes muqueuses, et, respirée, provoque des éternuments violents …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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