a colorless, crystalline, poisonous alkaloid, CHNO, obtained from opium and used in medicine
Origin of thebainefrom Classical Latin Thebae ( from Classical Greek Th?bai), Thebes + -ine: after an opium from Thebes
An alkaloid, C19H21NO3, obtained from the opium poppy and used in the manufacture of oxycodone and other opioids. Also called paramorphine .
Origin of thebaineNew Latin (herba) thēbaia (herb of) Thebes, Egyptian opium ( from Latin Thēbaea ) ( feminine of Thēbaeus Theban ) ( from Thēbae , Thebes ) ( from Greek Thēbai ) -ine 2