n.1.(Chem.) A greenish, oily, nitrogenous hydrocarbon, C12H19N7, obtained from coal tar, and probably consisting of a mixture of several metameric compounds which are higher derivatives of the base pyridine.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Summary: Hartnell suffers shock defeat as Alizee and Viridine strike at Randwick
Earlier, Viridine, was a dominant winner of the Listed Heritage Stakes over 1100m.