Definition of quinoline in English:

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quinoline

Pronunciation: /ˈkwinəlin/

noun

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

Origin

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

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Syllabification: quin·o·line

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