from The Century Dictionary.
- noun 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.
- In botany, relating to, of the character of, or belonging to a thallus.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective (Bot.) Consisting of a thallus.
- noun (Chem.) An artificial alkaloid of the quinoline series, obtained as a white crystalline substance, C10H13NO, whose salts are valuable as antipyretics; -- so called from the
greencolor produced in its solution by certain oxidizing agents.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective botany Having a
- noun obsolete, medicine Any of several derivatives of
quinolineused as an antipyretic
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Many of our quinine substitutes, such as thalline, for example, are the result of endeavors to make quinine artificially.
Knowledge of these facts led to the discovery of thalline.