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mefloquine Syllabification: mef·lo·quine
Pronunciation: /ˈmefləˌkwēn/ /-ˌkwīn/

Definition of mefloquine in English:


An antimalarial drug consisting of a fluorinated derivative of quinoline.
Example sentences
  • Quinine formed the basis for synthesising the commonly used antimalarial drugs, chloroquine and mefloquine.
  • There has been a lot of media attention on the side-effects of the drug mefloquine (Lariam).
  • So we combine it with established treatments such as chloroquine, mefloquine and the like.


1970s: from me(thyl) + fl(uor)o + quin(olin)e.

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