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etorphine

[ih-tawr-feen, ih-tohr-] /ɪˈtɔr fin, ɪˈtoʊr-/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
a narcotic analgesic, C 25 H 33 NO 4 , used for immobilizing large animals.
Origin of etorphine
1970-1975
1970-75; probably et(henom)orphine a chemical component; see ethene, -o-, morphine
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