Definition of acridine in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈakrəˌdēn/


A colorless solid compound obtained from coal tar, used in the manufacture of dyes and drugs.
  • Chemical formula: C13H9N.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: ac·ri·dine

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