oxycodone

Word Origin & History

oxycodone
from (hydr)oxy(l) + codeine. Developed 1916 in Germany; introduced in U.S. 1939.
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oxycodone ox·y·co·done (ŏk'sĭ-kō'dōn')
n.
A narcotic alkaloid related to codeine, used as an analgesic and a sedative chiefly in the form of its hydrochloride salt.

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