nicotinism

nicotinism

[nik-uh-tee-niz-uhm, -ti-, nik-uh-tee-niz-]
noun
a pathological condition caused by excessive use of tobacco, and characterized by depression of the central and autonomic nervous systems; nicotine poisoning.

Origin:
1890–95; nicotine + -ism

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nicotinism (ˈnɪkətiːˌnɪzəm)
 
n
pathol a toxic condition of the body or a bodily organ or part caused by nicotine

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nicotinism nic·o·tin·ism (nĭk'ə-tē-nĭz'əm)
n.
Nicotine poisoning caused by excessive use of tobacco and characterized by depression of the central and autonomic nervous systems.

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