n.1.(Chem.) A nitrogenous base C10H9N, extracted from coal-tar naphtha, as an oily liquid. It is a member of the quinoline series, and is probably identical with lepidine.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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IRIDOLINES plural of iridoline, an oily liquid compound derived from coal tar [Funk & Wagnalls New Standard Dictionary, 1963].