Definitions

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  • n. An alkaloid found in opium.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An alkaloid found in opium in small quantities, and extracted as a white crystalline substance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A colorless alkaloid. C23H25O4N, contained in opium. It crystallizes in microscopic prisms, melting at about 200° C.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek λανθάνω (lanthano, "escape notice") + opium + -ine

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