cinchonamine

noun
cin·​chon·​amine | \ siŋ-ˈkō-nə-ˌmēn How to pronounce cinchonamine (audio) , sin-ˈchō- How to pronounce cinchonamine (audio) , -mən \

Medical Definition of cinchonamine

: a white crystalline alkaloid C19H24N2O obtained from some South American shrubs (genus Remijia) of the madder family that has been used as a substitute for and is more toxic than quinine

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“Cinchonamine.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/cinchonamine. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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