Definition of Cinchona

1. Noun. Medicinal bark of cinchona trees; source of quinine and quinidine.

Exact synonyms: Cinchona Bark, Jesuit's Bark, Peruvian Bark
Group relationships: Chinchona
Generic synonyms: Bark



2. Noun. Any of several trees of the genus Cinchona.

Definition of Cinchona

1. n. A genus of trees growing naturally on the Andes in Peru and adjacent countries, but now cultivated in the East Indies, producing a medicinal bark of great value.

Definition of Cinchona

1. Noun. Any of several South American trees, of the genus ''Cinchona'', cultivated for its medicinal bark. ¹

2. Noun. The bark of these trees, that yields quinine alkaloids used to treat malaria. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cinchona

1. a Peruvian tree [n -S]

Medical Definition of Cinchona

1. A genus of rubiaceous south american trees that yields the toxic cinchona alkaloids from their bark; quinine, quinidine, chinconine, cinchonidine and others are used to treat malaria and cardiac arrhythmias. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cinchona

cinametography
cinamon
cinamons
cinanesthesia
cinanserin
cinanserin hydrochloride
cinch
cinched
cincher
cinchers
cinches
cinching
cinchocaine
cinchocaines
cinchol
cinchona (current term)
cinchona alkaloids
cinchona bark
cinchona tree
cinchonaceous
cinchonas
cinchonic
cinchonidia
cinchonidine
cinchonine
cinchonines
cinchoninium
cinchonism
cinchonisms
cinchophen

Literary usage of Cinchona

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1. Pharmaceutical Journal by Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1852)
"His quina roía, and even his guiña blanca, are not the produce of a cinchona*. Of his synonyms only cinchona grandiflora, and cinchona ..."

2. Therapeutics: its principles and practice by Horatio C. Wood (1906)
"At present, under the general heading of cinchona, it recognizes the bark of all species of the genus yielding when assayed by the official process not less ..."

3. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1870)
"cinchona BARK. either in the forest itself, or in drier situations lower down ... They have a more or less splintery-fibrous texture, contain the cinchona ..."

4. Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science : Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1868)
"Jaén, see cinchona — b. Jesuit's, cinchona—b. Lima, see cinchona—b. ... Santa Martha, see cinchona—b. Sassy, Sassy bark—b. ..."

5. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1883)
"One of the most valuable products of Colombia, quinine- bark, or cinchona, is being rapidly exhausted there as well as in Peru, and its culture has ..."

6. American Druggist (1887)
"When this substance is removed, the cinchona wine will remain clear. ... 1) : " Nobody will want to use wine of cinchona as an agent to lower the ..."

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