Definition of mepacrine in English:
Another term for quinacrine.
- In fact, a synthetic antimalarial called mepacrine was produced in the 1930s by the German chemical cartel IG Farben.
- I believe at that time we were taking a variant of quinine called mepacrine, a little yellow pill which turned us a delicate shade of buttercup, and when we went on leave our friends and relatives thought we had jaundice.
- In his 10 years as a registrar he was involved in the Clean Air Act and the ill effects of smoking, and in 1951 published his observations on the beneficial effect of mepacrine in lupus erythematosus.
1940s: from me(thoxy-) + p(entane) + acr(id)ine.
Definition of mepacrine in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in India