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oxycodone

[ok-see-koh-dohn]
noun Pharmacology.
  1. an opioid analgesic, C18H21NO4, used to treat moderate to severe pain.
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n.

from (hydr)oxy(l) + codeine. Developed 1916 in Germany; introduced in U.S. 1939.

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