narceine

[nahr-see-een, -in]

Origin of narceine

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

narceen

noun
  1. a narcotic alkaloid that occurs in opium. Formula: C 23 H 27 O 8 N

Word Origin for narceine

C19: via French from Greek narkē numbness
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