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Cinchona Calisaya
Quinine 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.]
Cinchonaceous
Cinchonaceous Cin`cho*na"ceous, a. Allied or pertaining to cinchona, or to the plants that produce it.

Meaning of Cinchona from wikipedia

- Cinchona (pronounced /sɪŋˈkoʊnə/ or /sɪnˈtʃoʊnə/) is a genus of flowering plants in the family Rubiaceae containing at least 23 species of trees and shrubs...
- Cinchona officinalis is a South American tree in the family Rubiaceae. It is native to wet montane forests in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia, between...
- Cinchona pubescens, also known as red cinchona and quina (Quechua) ((in Spanish) Cascarilla, cinchona; (in Portuguese) quina-do-amazonas, quineira), is...
- entirely clear. Quinine was first isolated in 1820 from the bark of a cinchona tree, which is native to Peru. Bark extracts had been used to treat malaria...
- Cinchona calisaya is a species of shrub or tree in the family Rubiaceae. It is native to the forests of the eastern slopes of the Andes, where they grow...
- Cinchona can refer to Cinchona, a genus in the Rubiaceae plant family Jesuit's bark, also called cinchona: bark from any of several Cinchona species used...
- Jesuit's Bark, also known as cinchona bark, as Peruvian Bark, and as China Bark, is a former name of the most celebrated specific remedy for all forms...
- The Cinchona Missions (1942-1945) were a series of expeditions led by the United States to find natural sources of quinine in South America during World...
- Aperol is a cl****ic Italian bitter apéritif made of gentian, rhubarb, and cinchona, among other ingredients. It has a vibrant orange hue, which is why it...
- Tetragonoderus cinchona is a species of beetle in the family Carabidae. It was described by Jedlicka in 1964. "Tetragonoderus Dejean, 1829a: 485". Carabidae...
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