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Meaning of cinchonine

cin•cho•nine

Pronunciation: (sing'ku-nēn", -nin, sin'-), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. a colorless, crystalline, slightly water-soluble alkaloid, CHNO, a stereoisomer of cinchonidine, obtained from the bark of various species of cinchona and used chiefly as a quinine substitute.
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