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A flammable, colorless or yellowish liquid base, C5H5N, having a penetrating odor and serving as the parent compound of many biologically important derivatives. It is used as a solvent and in the manufacture of various agricultural chemicals, rubber products, water repellents, dyes, and drugs.
py·rid′ic (pī-rĭd′ĭk) adj.
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless hygroscopic liquid with a characteristic odour. It is a basic heterocyclic compound containing one nitrogen atom and five carbon atoms in its molecules and is used as a solvent and in preparing other organic chemicals. Formula: C5H5N
[C19: from pyro- + -id3 + -ine2]
pyr•i•dine(ˈpɪr ɪˌdin, -dɪn)
a colorless, flammable, liquid organic base, C5H5N, used chiefly as a solvent and in organic synthesis.
py•rid•ic (paɪˈrɪd ɪk) adj.
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|Noun||1.||pyridine - a toxic colorless flammable liquid organic base with a disagreeable odor; usually derived from coal|
alkali, base - any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water; "bases include oxides and hydroxides of metals and ammonia"
triphosphopyridine - a pyridine ring with three phosphorus groups