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Meaning of acridine

ac•ri•dine

Pronunciation: (ak'ri-dēn", -din), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a colorless, crystalline solid, CHN, usually obtained from the anthracine fraction of coal tar: used chiefly in the synthesis of dyes and drugs.
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