from The Century Dictionary.

  • In chem., existing in or derived from cinchonine: as, cinchoninic acid.


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  • For example, cinchonine and quinine both afford the basic quinoline under certain conditions, but on oxidation of cinchonine, an acid -- cinchoninic acid (C_ {10} H_ {7} NO_ {2}) -- is the principal body formed, while in the case of quinine, quininic acid (C_ {10} H_ {9} NO_ {3}) is the principal product.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 623, December 10, 1887


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