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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of the alkaloids contained in opium

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

  • noun (Chem) An alkaloid found in opium, and extracted as a yellow amorphous substance which is easily decomposed.

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  • noun organic chemistry An alkaloid found in opium, extracted as a yellow amorphous substance which is easily decomposed.

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