[nik-uh-tee-niz-uh m, -ti-, nik-uh-tee-niz-]
- a pathological condition caused by excessive use of tobacco, and characterized by depression of the central and autonomic nervous systems; nicotine poisoning.
Origin of nicotinism
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- pathol a toxic condition of the body or a bodily organ or part caused by nicotine
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- Nicotine poisoning caused by excessive use of tobacco and characterized by depression of the central and autonomic nervous systems.
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