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  • n. A colourless or yellow oil (C10H15N) found in coal tar, Dippel's oil, tobacco smoke, etc., regarded as an organic base homologous with pyridine.
  • n. Any of a series of metameric compounds of which coridine is a type.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A colorless or yellowish oil, C10H15N, of a leathery odor, occuring in coal tar, Dippel's oil, tobacco smoke, etc., regarded as an organic base, homologous with pyridine. Also, one of a series of metameric compounds of which coridine is a type.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A monacid base, C10H15N, found in coal-tar. It boils at 211° C.

Etymologies

From Latin cortium leather, referring to its odour. (Wiktionary)

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