narceine

narceine

[nahr-see-een, -in]
noun Pharmacology.
a narcotic alkaloid, C 2 3 H 2 7 NO 8 , occurring in opium and acting as a mild relaxant on smooth muscle.

Origin:
< French narcéine (1832), irregular < Greek nárkē numbness (see narco-) + French -ine -ine2

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narceine or narceen (ˈnɑːsiːn)
 
n
a narcotic alkaloid that occurs in opium. Formula: C23H27O8N
 
[C19: via French from Greek narkē numbness]
 
narceen or narceen
 
n
 
[C19: via French from Greek narkē numbness]

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