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etorphine

[ ih-tawr-feen, ih-tohr- ]
/ ɪˈtɔr fin, ɪˈtoʊr- /
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noun Pharmacology.
a narcotic analgesic, C25H33NO4, used for immobilizing large animals.
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Origin of etorphine

1970–75; probably et(henom)orphine a chemical component; see ethene, -o-, morphine
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