Meaning of pyrrolidine

pyr•rol•i•dine

Pronunciation: (pi-rō'li-dēn", -din, -rol'i-), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a colorless, water-soluble, unpleasant smelling, poisonous liquid, CHN, from which proline and certain alkaloids are derived, prepared by reducing pyrrole: used chiefly in organic synthesis.
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