Meaning of quinoline


Pronunciation: (kwin'l-ēn", -in), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a colorless, liquid, water-immiscible, nitrogenous base, CHN, having a disagreeable odor, occurring in coal tar, and usually prepared by oxidizing a mixture of glycerol and aniline: used as a solvent and reagent and to make dyes. Also called
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