Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An alkaloid, C19H22N2O, derived from the bark of various cinchona trees and used as an antimalarial agent.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An alkaloid (C19H22N2O) obtained from the bark of several species of Cinchona.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) One of the quinine group of alkaloids isomeric with and resembling cinchonidine; -- called also cinchonia.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun organic chemistry An alkaloid, obtained from the bark of cinchona trees, that is used as an antimalarial agent.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an alkaloid derivative of the bark of cinchona trees that is used as an antimalarial drug

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[cinchon(a) + –ine.]

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