quinine

Definitions


[kwɪˈniːn], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a bitter crystalline compound present in cinchona bark, used as a tonic and formerly as an antimalarial drug.


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Origin:
early 19th century: from Spanish quina ‘cinchona bark’ (from Quechua kina ‘bark’) + -ine




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