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Definition of Quinine


  1. An alkaloid extracted from the bark of several species of cinchona (esp. Cinchona Calisaya) as a bitter white crystalline substance, 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.

Quinine Translations

quinine in Danish is kinin
quinine in Dutch is kinine
quinine in French is quinine
quinine in German is Chinin
quinine in Hungarian is kinin
quinine in Norwegian is kinin
quinine in Spanish is quinina
quinine in Swedish is kinin