Definition of quinide in US English:

quinide

noun

Chemistry
  • A crystalline lactone derived from quinic acid. Also: any substituted derivative of this compound, examples of which are present in roasted coffee.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Henry Watts (1815–1884), chemist. From quina + -ide, after German Chinide.

Pronunciation

quinide

/ˈkwɪnʌɪd/