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cinchonism

[ sing-kuh-niz-uhm, sin- ]

noun

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


cinchonism

/ ˈsɪŋkəˌnɪzəm /

noun

  1. 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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Word History and Origins

Origin of cinchonism1

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

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Example Sentences

The great indication is to secure cinchonism as promptly and completely as possible.

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