Definition of oxine in US English:

oxine

noun

Chemistry
  • A crystalline phenol, C₉H₇NO, which forms water-insoluble complexes with many metal ions and is used in analysis, as a deodorant, and as an antibacterial agent; 8-hydroxyquinoline.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Chemical Abstracts. From German Oxin, shortened from Oxychinolin hydroxyquinoline (from oxy- + Chinolin).

Pronunciation

oxine

/ˈɒksiːn/