from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having a thallus
  • n. Any of several derivatives of quinoline used as an antipyretic

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Consisting of a thallus.
  • n. An artificial alkaloid of the quinoline series, obtained as a white crystalline substance, C10H13NO, whose salts are valuable as antipyretics; -- so called from the green color produced in its solution by certain oxidizing agents.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In botany, relating to, of the character of, or belonging to a thallus.
  • n. A trade-name of tetrahydroparamethoxyquinoline, a colorless compound prepared by the reduction of the corresponding quinoline derivative. It crystallizes in thick trimetric prisms, melts at 42–43° C., and boils at 283° C. In the form of its sulphate and other salts it is used in medicine as an antipyretic.


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