Definition of cinchonism in English:

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cinchonism

Pronunciation: /ˈsiNGkəˌnizəm/ /ˈsinCHə-/

noun

Poisoning due to excessive ingestion of cinchona alkaloids.
Example sentences
  • I gave it as my opinion that the man was suffering from chronic cinchonism, or quinin poisoning.
  • Mild cinchonism consists of ringing in the ears, headache, nausea and disturbed vision.
  • Patients return to hospital deaf from cinchonism, ill with fever, and showing parasites in their peripheral blood.

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Syllabification: cin·chon·ism

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