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narceine

[ nahr-see-een, -in ]
/ ˈnɑr siˌin, -ɪn /
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noun Pharmacology.
a narcotic alkaloid, C23H27NO8, occurring in opium and acting as a mild relaxant on smooth muscle.
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Origin of narceine

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

narceen

/ (ˈnɑːsiːn) /

noun
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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