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acridine

Pronunciation: ak′ri-dēn

Definition: A dye, dye intermediate, and antiseptic precursor (9-aminoacridine, acriflavine, proflavine hemisulfate) derived from coal tar and irritating to skin and mucous membranes; a potent mutagen.

Synonym(s): dibenzopyridine

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