Origin of pyridinepyr- + -id + -ine
Origin of pyridinepyr(o)- -id(e) -ine 2
- Any of a class of organic compounds containing a six-member ring in which one of the carbon atoms has been replaced by a nitrogen atom. Pyridines include compounds used as water repellents, herbicides, and various drugs. The pyridine ring structure is also part of many larger compounds, including niacin and nicotine.
- The simplest of these compounds, a flammable, colorless or yellowish liquid base having a penetrating odor. It is used as a solvent and waterproofing agent and in the manufacture of various drugs and vitamins. Chemical formula: C5H5N.
pyridine - Medical Definition
- py·rid′ic (pī-rĭd′ĭk)