cinchonidine

[sing-kon-i-deen, -din, sin-]
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noun Pharmacology.

a white, crystalline, slightly water-soluble, levorotatory alkaloid, C19H22N2O, stereoisomeric with cinchonine and similarly derived, used chiefly as a quinine substitute.

Nearby words

  1. cimon,
  2. cinch,
  3. cinch belt,
  4. cinchona,
  5. cinchonic,
  6. cinchonine,
  7. cinchonism,
  8. cinchonize,
  9. cincinnati,
  10. cincinnatus

Origin of cinchonidine

First recorded in 1850–55; cinchon(a) + -id3 + -ine2

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British Dictionary definitions for cinchonidine

cinchonidine

noun

an alkaloid that is a stereoisomer of cinchonine, with similar properties and uses
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