cinchonism

noun

cin·​cho·​nism ˈsiŋ-kə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce cinchonism (audio)
ˈsin-chə-
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cinchonism was in 1857

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“Cinchonism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cinchonism. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

cinchonism

noun
: 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

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