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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Quinine  \Qui"nine\,  n.  [F.  (cf.  Sp  quinina),  fr  Sp  quina,  or 
  quinaquina,  Peruvian  bark,  fr  Peruv.  kina,  quina,  bark.  Cf 
  {Kinic}.]  (Chem.) 
  An  alkaloid  extracted  from  the  bark  of  several  species  of 
  cinchona  (esp.  {Cinchona  Calisaya})  as  a  bitter  white 
  crystalline  substance,  {C20H24N2O2}.  Hence  by  extension 
  (Med.),  any  of  the  salts  of  this  alkaloid,  as  the  acetate, 
  chloride,  sulphate,  etc.,  employed  as  a  febrifuge  or 
  antiperiodic.  Called  also  {quinia},  {quinina},  etc  [Written 
  also  {chinine}.] 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  bitter  alkaloid  extracted  from  chinchona  bark;  used  in 
  malaria  therapy 

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