Medicinal vs Cinchona - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between medicinal and cinchona

is that medicinal is any plant that can be used for medicinal purposes while cinchona is any of several south american trees, of the genus cinchona , cultivated for its medicinal bark.

As an adjective medicinal

is having the properties of medicine, or pertaining to medicine; medical.

medicinal

English

Adjective

(-)
  • Having the properties of medicine, or pertaining to medicine; medical.
  • Tending or used to cure disease or relieve pain.
  • Tasting like medicine; particularly of sweetish artificial flavours similar to cherry, almond or licorice.
  • See also

    * salutary

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Any plant that can be used for medicinal purposes.
  • Anagrams

    * ----

    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.