from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A bright yellow, bitter, crystalline compound, C23H32Cl3N3O·2H2O, used primarily to treat malaria.
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- n. a drug (trade name Atabrine) used to treat certain worm infestations and once used to treat malaria
quin- + acr(id)ine.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)