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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: Peruvian bark (0.01015 detik)
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English → English (WordNet) Definition: Peruvian bark Peruvian bark n : medicinal bark of cinchona trees; source of quinine and quinidine [syn: cinchona bark, Jesuit's bark]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Peruvian bark Peruvian \Pe*ru"vi*an\, a. [Cf. F. p['e]ruvien, Sp. peruviano.] Of or pertaining to Peru, in South America. -- n. A native or an inhabitant of Peru. [1913 Webster] Peruvian balsam. See Balsam of Peru, under Balsam. Peruvian bark, the bitter bark of trees of various species of Cinchona. It acts as a powerful tonic, and is a remedy for malarial diseases. This property is due to several alkaloids, as quinine, cinchonine, etc., and their compounds; -- called also Jesuit's bark, and cinchona. See Cinchona. [1913 Webster]

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