Share this entry
acridine Line breaks: ac¦rid|ine
Pronunciation: /ˈakrɪdiːn/

Definition of acridine in English:


[mass noun] Chemistry
A colourless 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.

Definition of acridine in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources