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Meaning of QUININE

Pronunciation:  'kwineen

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a bitter alkaloid extracted from chinchona bark; used in malaria therapy

QUININE is a 7 letter word that starts with Q.


 See Also: antimalarial, antimalarial drug, quinine water, tonic, tonic water



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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
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. [Written
also {chinine}.]

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of quinine, foretells that you have great happiness but your prospect for wealth may be meager. Dreaming that you are taking quinine, foretells an improvement in health and energy.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: An alkaloid extract from the bark of the cinchona tree which is used to treat malaria and fever; it is also a minor ingredient in tonic water. Quinine poisoning produces symptoms such as nausea, rash, ringing in the ears, and possibly heart failure.