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Thebaine

thebaine

(Science: chemistry) A poisonous alkaloid, C19H21NO3, found in opium in small quantities, having a sharp, astringent taste, and a tetanic action resembling that of strychnine.

Origin: So called from a kind of Egyptian opium produced at Thebes.


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