Definition of quinaldine in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkwɪn(ə)ldiːn/


Chemistry Pharmacology
  • An oily liquid which is present in coal tar, used in the preparation of a variety of pharmaceuticals and dyes and as a sedative in the handling and transport of fish.

    Chemical name: 2-methylquinoline; CH₃·C₉H₆N.


Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society. From quin- + ald- + -ine, after German Chinaldin.