cinchonine

noun

cin·​cho·​nine ˈsiŋ-kə-ˌnēn How to pronounce cinchonine (audio)
ˈsin-chə-
: a bitter white crystalline alkaloid C19H22N2O found especially in cinchona bark and used like quinine

Word History

First Known Use

1825, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cinchonine was in 1825

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Cite this Entry

“Cinchonine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cinchonine. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

cinchonine

noun
cin·​cho·​nine ˈsiŋ-kə-ˌnēn, ˈsin-chə- How to pronounce cinchonine (audio)
: a bitter white crystalline alkaloid C19H22N2O found especially in cinchona bark and used like quinine
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