Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A colorless and odorless alkaloid of opium (C21H23NO5), crystallizing in minute prisms and having strongly alkaline properties.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) A colorless crystalline alkaloid obtained in small quantities from opium.

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  • noun chemistry A colourless crystalline alkaloid obtained in small quantities from opium.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek hidden + English opium.

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