Cinchona vs Cinchonine - What's the difference?

cinchona | cinchonine |


As a proper noun cinchona

is .

As a noun cinchonine is

(organic compound) an alkaloid, obtained from the bark of cinchona trees, that is used as an antimalarial agent.

cinchona

Alternative forms

* chinchona, chincona

Noun

(en noun)
  • Any of several South American trees, of the genus Cinchona , cultivated for its medicinal bark.
  • * 2001': German chemists were the first to isolate pure drug chemicals from herbal medicines, with the isolation of morphine from crude opium in 1803 and quinine from the bark of the '''cinchona tree in 1820. — Leslie Iversen, ''Drugs: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford 2001, p. 8)
  • The bark of these trees, that yields quinine alkaloids used to treat malaria.
  • cinchonine

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia cinchonine) (-)
  • (organic compound) An alkaloid, obtained from the bark of cinchona trees, that is used as an antimalarial agent.