Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A synthetic narcotic drug, C19H27NO, used as an analgesic, often in place of morphine.

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  • n. A particular narcotic painkiller of the benzomorphan class of opioids.

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  • n. analgesic drug (trade name Talwin) that is less addictive than morphine

Etymologies

pent(a)- + az(o)- + oc(t)- + -ine2.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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