cinchotine

noun cin·cho·tine \ -ˌtēn , -tə̇n \

Definition of cinchotine

plural -s
: a crystalline alkaloid C19H24N2O in cinchona bark called also hydrocinchonine

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Origin and Etymology of cinchotine

French, irregular from New Latin Cinchona + French -ine


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