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 History of this Word

"quino" is from "kina" (cinchona bark) spoken by the Inca people of South America about 1500 A.D.


In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"quino-" is a type of prefix


A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "cinchona bark" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

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quino- illustration Investigations led to the isolation of quinovic acid.
quino- illustration This compound was first prepared in 1883 and the quinonoid structure first proposed in 1956.