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Medical Term:

pyridine

Pronunciation: pir'i-den, -din

Definition

A colorless volatile liquid of empyreumatic odor and burning taste, resulting from the dry distillation of organic matter containing nitrogen; used as an industrial solvent, in analytic chemistry, and for denaturing alcohol.

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