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nicotinism

[nik-uh-tee-niz-uh m, -ti-, nik-uh-tee-niz-]
noun
  1. a pathological condition caused by excessive use of tobacco, and characterized by depression of the central and autonomic nervous systems; nicotine poisoning.
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Origin of nicotinism

First recorded in 1890–95; nicotine + -ism
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Historical Examples of nicotinism

  • Like alcoholism and nicotinism, the saddest results of sex diseases are social and economic.

    Civics and Health

    William H. Allen


British Dictionary definitions for nicotinism

nicotinism

noun
  1. pathol a toxic condition of the body or a bodily organ or part caused by nicotine
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nicotinism in Medicine

nicotinism

(nĭkə-tē-nĭz′əm)
n.
  1. Nicotine poisoning caused by excessive use of tobacco and characterized by depression of the central and autonomic nervous systems.
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