Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A white crystalline substance, C12H13NO3, obtained from decomposition of narcotine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A white, crystalline substance, C12H13NO3, obtained as a product of the decomposition of narcotine. It has weak basic properties, and is usually regarded as an alkaloid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An organic base (C12H13NO3 + H2O) formed from narcotine by the action of oxidizing agents, as manganese dioxid. It is nonvolatile, and has a bitter taste and faintly alkaline reaction.

Etymologies

French, from narcotine, by transposition of letters. (Wiktionary)

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