nicotinism

[ nik-uh-tee-niz-uh m, -ti-, nik-uh-tee-niz- ]
/ ˈnɪk ə tiˌnɪz əm, -tɪ-, ˌnɪk əˈti nɪz- /

noun

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

First recorded in 1890–95; nicotine + -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for nicotinism

nicotinism

/ (ˈnɪkətiːˌnɪzəm) /

noun

pathol a toxic condition of the body or a bodily organ or part caused by nicotine
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Medicine definitions for nicotinism

nicotinism

[ nĭkə-tē-nĭz′əm ]

n.

Nicotine poisoning caused by excessive use of tobacco and characterized by depression of the central and autonomic nervous systems.
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