Definition of Quinene
Quinine, an alkaloid obtained from the bark of several species of
the cinchona tree and others, and which is employed in medicine specially
as a ferbrifuge and a tonic.
Qui"nine (?), n. [F. (cf. Sp.
quinina), fr. Sp. quina, or quinaquina, Peruvian
bark, fr. Peruv. kina, quina, bark. Cf. Kinic.]
(Chem.) An alkaloid extracted from the bark of several
species of cinchona (esp. Cinchona Calisaya) as a bitter white
C20H24N2O2. Hence, by
extension (Med.), any of the salts of this alkaloid, as the
acetate, chloride, sulphate, etc., employed as a febrifuge or
antiperiodic. Called also quinia, quinina, etc.
[Written also chinine.]
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
- (medicine) A bitter colourless powder, an alkaloid derived from cinchona bark, used to treat malaria and as an ingredient of tonic water
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
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