Definition of acridine in English:


Syllabification: ac·ri·dine
Pronunciation: /ˈakriˌdēn


  • A colorless solid compound obtained from coal tar, used in the manufacture of dyes and drugs.
    • Chemical formula: C13H9N
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    • Radiation from nuclear bombs and gaseous particles from nitrogen mustard and acridine orange have been used destructively in war.
    • This effect of cholesterol was not observed in the results obtained here with acridine orange.
    • The amount of polymer trapped by the capsules was quantified by titration with the positively charged dye acridine orange.


late 19th century: coined in German from acrid + -ine4.

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