noun. an antimalarial drug used to treat malaria and amebic dysentery and systemic lupus erythematosus.
- antimalarial drug
- -quine (English)
- chloro- (English)
- χλωρός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
Example sentences of the word chloroquine
1. Noun, singular or mass
Note that chloroquine is not being tested as a vaccine, and the verdict is still out on whether it is effective as a treatment.