cinchonism

play
noun cin·cho·nism \ˈsiŋ-kə-ˌni-zəm, ˈsin-chə-\

Definition of cinchonism

  1. :  a disorder due to excessive or prolonged use of cinchona or its alkaloids and marked by temporary deafness, ringing in the ears, headache, dizziness, and rash

1857

First Known Use of cinchonism

1857


Medical Dictionary

cinchonism

play
noun cin·cho·nism \ˈsiŋ-kə-ˌniz-əm, ˈsin-chə-\

Medical Definition of cinchonism

  1. :  a disorder due to excessive or prolonged use of cinchona or its alkaloids and marked by temporary deafness, ringing in the ears, headache, dizziness, and rash


Learn More about cinchonism


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up cinchonism? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to trick or confuse (someone)

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • alphabet-magnets
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ