Cinchona vs Quinology - What's the difference?

cinchona | quinology |


As a proper noun cinchona

is .

As a noun quinology is

the science of the cultivation of cinchona and its use in medicine as quinine.

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.
  • quinology

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • The science of the cultivation of cinchona and its use in medicine as quinine.