cinchonism

[ sing-kuh-niz-uh m, sin- ]
/ ˈsɪŋ kəˌnɪz əm, ˈsɪn- /

noun Pathology.

poisoning by any of the cinchona alkaloids, characterized by headache, deafness, and ringing in the ears.

Nearby words

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

Origin of cinchonism

First recorded in 1855–60; cinchon(a) + -ism

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British Dictionary definitions for cinchonism

cinchonism

/ (ˈsɪŋkəˌnɪzəm) /

noun

a condition resulting from an excessive dose of cinchona bark or its alkaloids, characterized chiefly by headache, ringing in the ears, and vomiting
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