cinchonine

[ sing-kuh-neen, -nin, sin- ]
/ ˈsɪŋ kəˌnin, -nɪn, ˈsɪn- /
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noun Pharmacology.

a colorless, crystalline, slightly water-soluble alkaloid, C19H22N2O, a stereoisomer of cinchonidine, obtained from the bark of various species of cinchona and used chiefly as a quinine substitute.

Nearby words

  1. cinch,
  2. cinch belt,
  3. cinchona,
  4. cinchonic,
  5. cinchonidine,
  6. cinchonism,
  7. cinchonize,
  8. cincinnati,
  9. cincinnatus,
  10. cinco de mayo

Origin of cinchonine

First recorded in 1815–25; cinchon(a) + -ine2

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British Dictionary definitions for cinchonine

cinchonine

/ (ˈsɪŋkəˌniːn) /

noun

an insoluble crystalline alkaloid isolated from cinchona bark, used to treat malaria. Formula: C 19 H 22 N 2 O
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Medicine definitions for cinchonine

cinchonine

[ sĭngkə-nēn′, sĭnchə- ]

n.

An alkaloid derived from the bark of various cinchona trees and used as an antimalarial agent.

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