Definition of quinoline in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkwɪnəliːn/


[mass noun] Chemistry
A pungent oily liquid present in coal tar.
Example sentences
  • The most important chemical classes of these so-called auxin herbicides include chlorophenoxy acids, benzoic acids, pyridines, and quinoline carboxylic acids.


Mid 19th century: from Spanish quina (see quinine) + -ol + -ine4.

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