quinicine

noun
quin·i·cine | \ˈkwin-ə-ˌsēn, -sən \

Medical Definition of quinicine 

: a bitter poisonous reddish yellow amorphous alkaloid C20H24N2O2 isomeric with quinine and obtained from cinchona bark or by heating a salt of quinine

called also quinotoxine

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