narceine

[ nahr-see-een, -in ]
/ ˈnɑr siˌin, -ɪn /

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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