Malaria vs Cinchona - What's the difference?

malaria | cinchona |


As nouns the difference between malaria and cinchona

is that malaria is a disease spread by mosquito, in which a protozoan, plasmodium , multiplies in blood every few days while cinchona is any of several south american trees, of the genus cinchona , cultivated for its medicinal bark.

malaria

English

Noun

(head) (wikipedia malaria)
  • A disease spread by mosquito, in which a protozoan, Plasmodium , multiplies in blood every few days.
  • Synonyms

    * ague

    Derived terms

    * malarial * antimalarial

    See also

    * ----

    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.