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QUARTZ

Quartz is a common crystalline mineral.


QUATERNARY PERIOD

The Quaternary period, "The Age of Man" (1.8 million years ago to the present), is the most recent period of geological time.


QUEEN ANNE'S LACE

Queen Anne's lace, Daucus carota, is a wild flowering plant related to the carrot; it is also called the wild carrot. It has wide, flat flowers.


QUININE

Quinine is an alkaloid chemical that cures malaria, a tropical disease carried by mosquitoes. Quinine is found in the bark of the cinchona tree. South American natives have used cinchona bark to cure malaria for ages, and call the cinchona tree the "fever tree." In 1820, Pelletier and Caventou isolated a quinoline alkaloid from cinchona bark; they called it Quinine.
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