calisaya


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calisaya

(ˌkælɪˈseɪə)
n
1. (Plants) the bark of any of several tropical trees of the rubiaceous genus Cinchona, esp C. calisaya, from which quinine is extracted. Also called: calisaya bark, yellowbark or cinchona
2. (Pharmacology) the bark of any of several tropical trees of the rubiaceous genus Cinchona, esp C. calisaya, from which quinine is extracted. Also called: calisaya bark, yellowbark or cinchona
[C19: from Spanish, from the name of a Bolivian Indian who taught the uses of quinine to the Spanish]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.calisaya - Peruvian shrub or small tree having large glossy leaves and cymes of fragrant yellow to green or red flowerscalisaya - Peruvian shrub or small tree having large glossy leaves and cymes of fragrant yellow to green or red flowers; cultivated for its medicinal bark
genus Chinchona, genus Cinchona - large genus of trees of Andean region of South America having medicinal bark
chinchona, cinchona - any of several trees of the genus Cinchona
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This medicine is prepared from the bark of Chinchona calisaya. We felt fortunate to be able to find it, because about 20 years ago we were unable to locate the same medicine for another patient.